Good Manners

Friday, July 27 - Thursday, August 23, 2018

Filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s second collaboration (after the acclaimed Hard Labor) deftly integrates art-house and genre cinema to create a thrilling and dark gothic fable with sharp social commentary.

Set in São Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city who is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans.

With powerful visuals and an impeccable cinematography (by Zama’s Rui Poças), Good Manners is Disney meets Jacques Tourneur. The film becomes an unexpected and wild werewolf movie unlike any other, and a poignant social and racial allegory on modern-day Brazilian society.

  • Country France
  • Language Portuguese with English subtitles
  • Running Time 135 minutes
  • Director Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas
  • Writer Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas
  • Editor Caetano Gotardo
  • Cinematographer Rui Pocas
  • Cast Isabel Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo

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