Good Manners

  • 135'
  • Brazil
  • 2017
The young beauty Ana is pregnant and unmarried and has been cast out by her rich family. She takes the lonely nurse Clara on as nanny and household help. A close bond develops between the two and blossoms into a passionate love affair. Gradually, Clara discovers there is something disquieting about Ana and her unborn baby. On each full moon, she roams the city, sleepwalking. After a fateful birth, Clara is all on her own with Ana's special baby. Clara protects the sweet child against his fate as best she can, but the older he gets, the stronger the call of the full moon.
The stylised sets, enthralling lighting and musical intermezzi make Good Manners an atypical horror film. A feast for the eyes and ears. Underlying themes such as motherhood and the class society in Brazil also give the mind plenty of fodder during what is probably the sweetest horror film you ever saw.
 
Directors
Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas
Countries of production
Brazil, France
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
135'
Medium
DCP
Original title
As boas maneiras
Language
Portuguese
Producers
Sara Silveira / Dezenove Som e Imagens, Clément Duboin / Good Fortune Films, Frédéric Corvez / Urban Factory
Production Companies
Dezenove Som e Imagens, Good Fortune Films, Urban Factory
Sales
Urban Distribution International
Screenplay
Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Cinematography
Rui Poças
Editor
Caetano Gotardo
Production Design
Fernando Zuccolotto
Sound Design
Gabriela Cunha, Bernardo Uzeda, Christophe Vingtrinier
Music
Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra, Guilherme Garbato, Gustavo Garbato
Cast
Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira, Andrea Marquee