ALICE’S HOUSE (Chico Teixeira, 2007)

Alice, a middle-aged manicurist, lives in her elderly, endearingly superstitious mother’s tiny apartment in São Paulo, along with spouse Lindomar, a sometime taxi cab driver, and their three teenaged sons. The cramped nature of the quarters is emphasized by closeups and tight two-shots, including those of brothers conversing at night from close-together beds. (An angled […]