In this fresh, provocative film, Clara lives a solitary life in a São Paulo favela, struggling for stability in a society where black women aren’t often given their due. Answering an ad for a live-in nanny, she soon finds herself in a chic, high-rise apartment being interviewed by bored, beautiful mother-to-be Ana. What begins as an inauspicious interrogation unexpectedly becomes a full-time job for Clara, and a deepening personal connection between the struggling nanny and the wealthy heiress. Yet Clara realizes something is horribly amiss with her new employer, particularly during full moons, so when Ana’s baby suddenly forces himself into the world—in spectacularly bloody fashion—the beleaguered nanny takes the monstrous newborn as her own, beginning a new life as a mother and leading to an unforgettable reckoning.
Writers/directors Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra have crafted a dark fairy tale with undercurrents that scrutinize personal and social divides.
Winner: Special Jury Award, Locarno Film Festival; Best Film, Rio de Janiero
In competition for the Cine Latino Award.
|Original Language Title:||As Boas Maneiras|
|Running Time:||135 minutes|
|Awards:||Special Jury Prize, International Competition, Locarno International Film Festival; Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, FIPRESCI Critics’ Prize; Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival; Critics’ Award, Special Mention (Latin American Production); Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival|
|Director:||Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra|
|Producers:||Sara Silveira, Clément Duboin, Frédéric Corvez|
|Principal Cast:||Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo|
|Music:||Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas, Guilherme Garbato, Gustavo Garbato|
|Screenwriter:||Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra|