• Good Manners

    Directed by Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
    Brazil/France | 135 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Good Manners

    Directed by Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
    Brazil/France | 135 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Good Manners

    Directed by Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
    Brazil/France | 135 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Good Manners

    Directed by Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
    Brazil/France | 135 minutes | World Cinema Now

In this fresh, provocative film, Clara answers an ad for a live-in nanny placed by a wealthy heiress, but when she realizes something is horribly amiss with her new employer, particularly during full moons, the beleaguered nanny takes the monstrous newborn as her own. Winner: Special Jury Award, Locarno Film Festival; Best Film, Rio de Janiero.

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film synopsis

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.

film details

Original Language Title: As Boas Maneiras
Country: Brazil/France
Year: 2017
Running Time: 135 minutes
Language: Portuguese (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
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
Cinematographers: Rui Poças
Editor: Caetano Gotardo
Music: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas, Guilherme Garbato, Gustavo Garbato
Screenwriter: Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra

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