FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Library hosted its first-ever Brazilian movie night on Monday, April 22.
Written and directed by Anna Muylaert, the movie tells the tale of Val, the housemaid of a wealthy family in São Paulo, and portrays the tensions that arise after her daughter Jéssica moves into the family’s house in order to apply to the University of São Paulo.
The movie premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was released theatrically in Brazil in August 2015.
The film received critical praise in and outside Brazil and was selected as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.
In attendance at movie night was District 7 City Councilor Margareth Shepard, Framingham State University Assistant Professor Everton Costa, and the Brazilian Consulate.
“We had a great time and a nice conversation, and we did not want to leave at 9 p.m.,” said Shepard
Mini Bites Factory provided Cochinhas and Vera Quintao provided Brigadeiros for attendees, said Shepard, who helped organize the event with library staff.
Photo courtesy of Councilor Shepard