Don’t Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma)
New York City Premiere
Teddy Jury Prize, Berlinale
Dir: Anna Muylaert, Brazil, 2016, 82 mins, in Portugese with English subtitles
At seventeen, garage-band-playing bisexual Pierre is presented with a jarring, life-changing piece of information: he was stolen from the maternity ward as a child by the woman he’s called mother his whole life. His real name is Felipe, and his beloved younger sister is from another family entirely, as well. Now Pierre’s wealthy biological family wants him back and he is forced to adjust to living them as certain aspects of his personality become difficult to ignore. Anna Muylaert’s brilliantly droll film, which won the Männer Reader Jury Award at Berlinale, features an incredible performance by the gorgeously androgynous Naomi Nero and is part social-economic satire, part opera of teen angst.
Writer: Anna Muylaert Cast: Naomi Nero, Daniel Botelho, Dani Nefusi