Don’t Call Me Son 2016
Mãe Só Há Uma (original title)
Unrated | 1h 22min | Drama | 21 July 2016 (Brazil)
After discovering the truth about being stolen by the woman he thought was his mother as a child, Pierre (AKA Felipe) must deal with the consequences of his mother’s actions and must try to cope with his biological family.
A magnificent piece of work…complex beyond imagination.
When the overjoyed meet the overwhelmed…there are fine-lines [to be crossed] and hair-triggers [to be pulled] in this emotional minefield. But…there aren’t any explosions even with an errant step.
Anna Muylaert controls everything perfectly…from the transference of values to reluctant acceptance…there are even moments of disassociated and unexpected tenderness.
And, throughout, the same question keeps rattling around in you mind, almost nagging: What would I do? Well…that all depends…on whose shoes you’re most likely to fill!
Then…there’s the explosion…followed by association that oozes tenderness.
A film that will elicit many analytical conversations…
Complexity done this simply is nothing short of a masterstroke. Anna Muylaert is a rare filmmaker…brave, bold and [extremely] clever.
Director: Anna Muylaert
Writer: Anna Muylaert (screenplay)
Stars: Naomi Nero, Daniel Botelho, Dani Nefussi
Release Date: 21 July 2016 (Brazil)
Also Known As: Don’t Call Me Son