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.
- 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
- Locarno Film Festival 2017
- Athens International Film Festival 2017
- BFI London Film Festival 2017
- Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival 2017
- Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2017
- Haifa International Film Festival 2017
- AFI FEST 2017
- Black Movie Independent Film Festival 2018
- Göteborg Film Festival 2018
- Cartagena International Film Festival 2018
- Istanbul Film Festival 2018
- Filmfest München 2018
- Sarajevo Film Festival 2018
- Helsinki IFF - Love & Anarchy 2018
- Isabél Zuaa
- Marjorie Estiano
- Miguel Lobo
- Cida Moreira
- Andrea Marquee
- Marco Dutra
- Juliana Rojas
- Rui Poças
- Caetano Gotardo
- Juliana Rojas
- Marco Dutra
- Guilherme Garbato
- Gustavo Garbato
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A flagship for Brazil’s auteur genre cinema.
A tribute to the enduring near supernatural power of maternal love.
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.
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. His last film ALL THE DEAD ONES (2020) was selected at the Berlinale 2020.