Three Summers

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime
    94 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Brazil
  • Languages
    Portuguese

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums (Regina Casé) relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way, in Sandra Kogut’s (CAMPO GRANDE) humorous and inventive episodic feature. Showcasing the rare talents of Brazilian acting legend Regina Casé — star of THE SECOND MOTHER and ME YOU THEM — Kogut's latest feature is a brilliant comedy about gross class disparity and the infinite resourcefulness of those who can never take anything for granted. Written by Kogut and Iana Cossoy Paro, Three Summers is a sort of modern picaresque, its tripartite structure allowing us to track its heroine’s roll-with-the-punches pluck while bearing witness to an epoch-defining scandal based on the real-life criminal investigation Operation Car Wash. Buoyed by masterful comic timing and striking an irresistible balance of naïveté and ceaseless cleverness, Madá is one of the charimatic Casé’s most endearing characters, a beacon of tenacious optimism and vivacity in a time when affluent malfeasance seems ubiquitous.
DIRECTED BY:
Sandra Kogut
WRITTEN BY:
Iana Cossoy Paro, Sandra Kogut
CAST INCLUDES:
Regina Casé, Rogério Fróes, Otavio Müller

SYNOPSIS

Casé plays Madá, the fifty-something caretaker for a cluster of luxury beachside condos owned by a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family. Unfolding over the course of three consecutive summers — 2015 to 2017 — the film follows Madá as she invests in a roadside snack kiosk while tending to the every need of her condescending employers, becomes a bystander in a major money-laundering scandal, and eventually launches a whole new career. With every dizzying new turn of events, Madá manages to retain her high spirits, her sense of loyalty to those who deserve it — and her eagle eye for opportunity.

Three Summers

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime
    94 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Brazil
  • Languages
    Portuguese
DIRECTED BY
Sandra Kogut
WRITTEN BY
Iana Cossoy Paro, Sandra Kogut
CAST INCLUDES
Regina Casé, Rogério Fróes, Otavio Müller
Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums (Regina Casé) relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way, in Sandra Kogut’s (CAMPO GRANDE) humorous and inventive episodic feature. Showcasing the rare talents of Brazilian acting legend Regina Casé — star of THE SECOND MOTHER and ME YOU THEM — Kogut's latest feature is a brilliant comedy about gross class disparity and the infinite resourcefulness of those who can never take anything for granted. Written by Kogut and Iana Cossoy Paro, Three Summers is a sort of modern picaresque, its tripartite structure allowing us to track its heroine’s roll-with-the-punches pluck while bearing witness to an epoch-defining scandal based on the real-life criminal investigation Operation Car Wash. Buoyed by masterful comic timing and striking an irresistible balance of naïveté and ceaseless cleverness, Madá is one of the charimatic Casé’s most endearing characters, a beacon of tenacious optimism and vivacity in a time when affluent malfeasance seems ubiquitous.

Casé plays Madá, the fifty-something caretaker for a cluster of luxury beachside condos owned by a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family. Unfolding over the course of three consecutive summers — 2015 to 2017 — the film follows Madá as she invests in a roadside snack kiosk while tending to the every need of her condescending employers, becomes a bystander in a major money-laundering scandal, and eventually launches a whole new career. With every dizzying new turn of events, Madá manages to retain her high spirits, her sense of loyalty to those who deserve it — and her eagle eye for opportunity.

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