Dir. Sandra Kogut | 2019 | Brazil | 94 mins | PG
A charming, funny and biting comedy from Brazil. Over the timespan of three Christmases, Three Summers charts the progress of an irrepressible housekeeper as the fortunes of her rich and corrupt employers fail. A film for everyone who loves to see the rise of the underdog.
Three Summers charts the progressive chronology of a working-class rebellion, spearheaded by a charismatic domestic employee whose constant yet feigned state of happiness belies a great personal trauma.
[Kogut] displays a keen eye for satirizing Brazil’s rigid class structures and how people like Madá try to find their own piece of the pie within them.
[Kogut]’s approach is methodical, her camera patient, as the cycle of life repeat and go on despite and environment of fragility and decline.