Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Mexican/Spanish El Verano de La Senora Forbes (Summer of Miss Forbes) features Hanna Schygulla in the leading role. Schygulla plays a German governess, in charge of two Mexican boys while their parents are absent. The kids despise the governess, who is rigid and tyrannical. They go so far as to plan her murder, but find they don't need to kill her: beset with dozens of personal demons, the woman has been spiritually dead for years. One of six late-1980s Spanish TV adaptations of the novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, El Verano de La Senora Forbes was directed by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands fame.
boy, family, fantasy, killing, role-switching