Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Don't Call Me Son

Mãe Só Há Uma

2016, Anna Muylaert, Brazil, 82 min. With Naomi Nero, Daniel Botelho.

Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 9th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Dec 10th 8:15pm
  • Sun, Dec 11th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Dec 12th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Dec 13th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Dec 14th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Dec 15th 8:30pm
Chicago premiere!

"Cheery, unsentimental and voluptuous ... Nothing in DON'T CALL ME SON is everyday, and yet everything is presented as such." — Ray Pride, Newcity

“A surprising recasting of a nature versus nurture argument as attuned to class as it is to gender and sexuality.” — Manuel Betancourt, Film Comment

“An energetic and enlightening look at tangled family ties.” — Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

Money can buy everything except a long-lost son’s love in this arch tale shot through with black humor. The director of the acclaimed hit THE SECOND MOTHER ties a Gordian knot of family dilemmas around Pierre, a child stolen at birth by the woman who raises him and his younger sister, also stolen, as her own. Blithely bisexual and aggressively bohemian Pierre is proven by a DNA test to actually be Felipe, the natural born son of conservative upper-crust parents. Whisked away to his lavish new home, where expectations that he walk the straight and narrow are a given, Pierre/Felipe busts out his wilder side as a full-blown cross-dresser, to the shock of his newfound family. In Portuguese with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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