Three Summers

Brazilian director Sandra Kogut, began her career as a visual artist before turning to documentary and fiction filmmaking. Her third dramatic feature, Three Summers, which premiered at Toronto, draws on real-life issues in modern-day Brazil to illustrate the impact of political developments on different social classes.

Every December, between Christmas and New Year, Edgar and Marta host a lavish family celebration at their luxurious summer house by the beach. In 2015 all seems well, despite some tense phone calls. In 2016 the annual party is abruptly canceled. What is the reason for it? And, more importantly what happens to the invisible people living in the orbit of the rich and powerful when these lives collapse? The director chooses the second path for this film. During the scandalous corruption stories and arrest news in Brazil after 2013 and onwards, the story is told in three consecutive summers between 2015-2017.

Through the gaze of an employee and a forgotten elderly father, both victims of the neoliberal nightmare, we see a portrait of contemporary Brazil and encounter of social classes.

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