Three of Brazil's top talents--Sonia Braga, director Carlos Diegues (BYE BYE BRAZIL, 1981) and Jorge Amado, on whose novel DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS (1978) was based--collaborated on this tepid comedy-drama about a woman's return to her family's country village 26 years after she
was kicked out.
After years of letters telling about her life as the wife of a rich Sao Paolo industrialist, Tieta (Sonia Braga) writes to say her husband has died and she and her stepdaughter Leonora (Claudia Abreu) will be coming to visit. Tieta's older sister Perpetua (Marila Pera), who was responsible for
snitching on the sexual activities that got Tieta sent packing, neverthe...