Good Manners

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    Good Manners

    As Boas Maneiras

    Directed by

    Brazil, France

    2017

    135 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Award - Locarno Festival
    • Best Fiction Feature, Best Supporting Actress (Marjorie Estiano), Best Cinematography, FIPRESCI Award, Felix Award - Rio de Janeiro IFF
    • José Luis Guarner Critics Award, Blood Window Special Mention for Best Actress - Sitges FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Isabél Zuaa
    Marjorie Estiano
    Miguel Lobo
    Cida Moreira
    Andrea Marquee
    Screenplay
    Marco Dutra
    Juliana Rojas
    Cinematography
    Rui Poças
    Editing
    Caetano Gotardo
    Music
    Juliana Rojas
    Marco Dutra
    Guilherme Garbato
    Gustavo Garbato
    Sales
    UDI - URBAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    DEZENOVE SOM E IMAGEM
    Production
    GOOD FORTUNE FILMS
    Production
    URBAN FACTORY

    Press

    A flagship for Brazil’s auteur genre cinema.

    John Hopewell, Variety

    A tribute to the enduring near supernatural power of maternal love.

    John Hopewell, Variety

    Juliana Rojas

    Juliana Rojas

    Brazil

    Juliana Rojas was born in Campinas, Brazil, in 1981. She studied film at the University of São Paulo. There, she met Marco Dutra and they have been working together ever since. They’ve directed the short films THE WHITE SHEET (Cinéfondation – Cannes 2005), A STEM (Kodak Discovery Award – Critics’ Week – Cannes 2007) and THE SHADOWS. She’s also directed VESTIDA (2008) and PRA EU DORMIR TRANQUILO (Court Toujours Award – Toulouse Cinelatino 2012). In 2011, Juliana and Marco’s first feature film – HARD LABOR - premiered at Cannes – Un Certain Regard. Her second feature is NECROPOLIS SYMPHONY.

    Their latest creative collaboration is the fairy tale inspired feature film GOOD MANNERS (2017) which won the prestigious Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2017.

    Selected Filmography

    Marco Dutra

    Marco Dutra

    Brazil

    Marco Dutra's fairy tale inspired feature film GOOD MANNERS won the prestigious Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2017. This genre-bending feature marks his latest collaboration with longtime creative partner Juliana Rojas. Past projects with Rojas include THE WHITE SHEET (Cannes Cinéfondation) and A STEM (Discovery Award at Cannes Critics' Week). Their first feature, HARD LABOR, was a Sundance/NHK Award finalist and opened in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2011. It received the Citizen Kane Award in Sitges the same year. A filmmaker and composer, Marco is passionate about the horror/fantasy genre and has a taste for making films that bring shadows and ghosts (both real and imagined) into the domestic spaces of middle class life. His solo projects include WHEN I WAS ALIVE (2014) which screened in Rome and Beijing Film Festivals, and The Silence of the Sky (2016) which competed in Tokyo, Huelva and Havana before opening worldwide on Netflix. He has also directed for the HBO Latino series The Hypnotist.

    Selected Filmography