French expatriate Joanna (Jeanne Moreau) owns a São Paolo brothel in 1930. A client who falls in love with her takes Joanna to his sugar cane mill. Once there, she makes a family and is seduced by an ethnic and cultural world that is quite unknown to her. As time passes, Jeanne becomes the matriarch of a once-proud, now-decaying family.

  • Carlos Diegues
  • 1975
  • Brazil/France
  • Portuguese with English Subtitles
  • 35mm
  • 112 minutes