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WATCH: ‘The Second Mother’ Director Anna Muylaert’s Berlin Premiere ‘Don’t Call Me Son’ Has an Intense First Trailer

WATCH: 'The Second Mother' Director Anna Muylaert's Berlin Premiere 'Don't Call Me Son' Has an Intense First Trailer

Brazilian filmmaker Anna Muylaert’s follow-up to her Sundance and Berlin prizewinner “The Second Mother” (2015) follows Pierre (Naomi Nero), a gender-bending 17-year-old, after he finds out that his “adoptive” mother, Arcay (Dani Nefussi), kidnapped him at birth — and as he grapples with meeting his more conservative biological parents, Gloria (also played by Nefussi) and Matheus (Matheus Nachtergaele). 

READ MORE: “Fest Hit ‘The Second Mother’ Brings Success — and Pain”

Though it starts off jazzy and freewheeling, the trailer soon gets to the meat of what The Hollywood Reporter calls “an energetic and enlightening look at tangled family ties.” Knocked sideways by the news, Pierre, born Felipe, must confront his mother’s arrest, his new family’s traditional expectations — “You paint your nails?” Gloria asks — and the affect of this clash of nature and nurture on his own identity.

Loco reportedly attracted several sales of the film after a market screening Sunday. Watch a brief clip from “Don’t Call Me Son” here

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