A Mãe É Que Sabe
Ibero-Latin American Film Week: Portugal
Directed by Alvaro Brechner, 1h30, 2016, Comedy Drama
On her father’s birthday, the whole family meets at Ana Luisa’s house to celebrate and inevitably converge on the same topic: Josefa, the late wife of Adelino and mother of Ana Luisa.
Full of nostalgia, Ana Luísa embarks on a journey into the past, unbuttoning memories of the distant days of her childhood and adolescence with her mother, a strong and controlling matriarch with a huge heart.
In spite of the struggles and discords with Josefa during her life, Ana Luisa realises that, no matter how hard she tried to fight the "dictatorship" in which she was created, she became a copy of her mother