Mother knows best | A mãe é que sabe

Comedy | Drama
DIRECTOR: Nuno Rocha
CAST: Maria João Abreu, Joana Pais de Brito, Filipe Vargas
PG | 2016 | Portuguese w/English Subtitles | 88 minutes

14 May 2022



Ana Luísa’s family meet at home to celebrate her father’s birthday. As the guests sit around the table, they share memories with a common denominator: the late Josefa, Ana Luisa’s mother. When listening to the stories, Ana Luísa realizes the impact that the deceased mother had on her life choices and imagines what would have happened had she followed other paths, taken other options and said what remained to be said. At the same time, an astrophysical event of unknown origin causes the change of space-time, allowing some people, all over the world, to access parallel universes. Ana Luisa is one of them, and will thus have the opportunity to change the past. But for this she will have to give up her present.


Best Supporting Actor (Adriano Carvalho), Best Supporting Actress (Manuela Maria) and 10 nominations including Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography (Luis Branquinho) - Portuguese Film Academy Sophia Awards, 2017 Best Supporting Actress (Joana Pais de Brito) - Coimbra Caminhos do Cinema Português, 2017


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