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Good Manners

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 impecable 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.

“A hybrid of art-house and genre cinema combining sharp social commentary with grand guignol fantasy.” —Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Played at

Royal, 8.17.18 - 8.23.18
Playhouse 7, 8.17.18 - 8.23.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 135 min
Language: Portuguese
FEATURED REVIEW: Serena Donadoni, Village Voice
Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s contemporary fairy tale is a heady blend of heightened reality and grounded fantasy set in a São Paulo envisioned as an orderly steel-and-glass fortress surrounded by the colorful chaos of improvised neighborhoods. High and low are clearly...