Good Manners

Boas Maeiras


Friday, Nov. 2 at 9:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8:20pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

“Good Manners” — from the filmmakers of the acclaimed “Hard Labor” — deftly melds art-house and genre cinema to create a darkly thrilling gothic fable. 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 as nanny for her soon-to-be-born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a powerful bond, but a fateful night marked by a full moon creates strange new challenges. Disney fairytale by way of Jacques Tourneur horror film, “Good Manners” transforms into a wild, utterly unexpected werewolf movie — all the while offering a poignant social and racial allegory on modern-day Brazilian society. The New York Times writes: “‘Good Manners’ is a dark Brazilian fable of animalistic passions and social isolation. Swerving from predictable to confounding, dreamy to demented, artful to awkward, this genre-twisting hybrid from Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra links art house and slaughterhouse with unexpected success. When you drop a werewolf child into a lesbian love affair, you don’t need musical numbers to grasp that you’re watching something unique.”

135 min.

Directed by

Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas



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