A casa de Alice
Carla Ribes, Berta Zemel, Zécarlos Machado, Vinicius Zinn, Ricardo Vilaça, Felipe Massuia / Fiction / Portuguese
From Brazil, a smart, touching tale of love, family and sexual temptation.
Experienced documentarian Chico Teixeira asserts a deft hand for fiction in this insightful and involving drama. The eponymous Alice, beautifully played by Carla Ribas, is a mother of three with a bustling household, a job in a beauty parlour, and a demanding, less-than-sympathetic husband. You're never too busy for a bit of illicit carnal adventure, however - and as Alice tentatively begins to explore her own sexual potential, the secrets of her nearest and dearest also begin to surface. Distinguished by its affectionate investment in its characters, and its cheerfully frank approach to their sex lives, this is a pleasure to watch.
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