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Good Manners
(As Boas Maneiras)

by Marco DUTRA & Juliana ROJAS


One day, a poor woman living on the outskirts of São Paulo travels to a smart neighbourhood to try her luck in an interview for the job of nurse (and perhaps more). The résumé of Clara, whose name contrasts with the colour of her skin but aptly reflects her character, does not seem the most fitting for the job. But an inexplicable chemistry with the pregnant Ana opens to her the door of the luxurious apartment. The fatal encounter between these two lonely women from very different backgrounds (played by the remarkable duo Isabel Zuaa and Marjorie Estiano) leads into a fairy (or horror) story inspired as much by the imaginary of Brazilian folklore as by Disney or Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. Beautifully accompanied by the photography of Rui Poças, Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas’ second feature is above all a crazed and unconditional story of maternal love that defies all norms and reason. What monsters are we talking about? AR

  • Titre français
    Les Bonnes Manières
  • Original title
    As Boas Maneiras
  • Titre international
    Good Manners
  • Scénario
    Juliana ROJAS, Marco DUTRA
  • Photo
    Rui POÇAS
  • Montage
    Caetano GOTARDO
  • Son
    Gabriela CUNHA, Bernardo UZEDA, Christophe VINGTRINIER
  • Interprétation
    Isabél ZUAA, Marjorie ESTIANO, Miguel LOBO, Cida MOREIRA
  • Production
    Dezenove Som e Imagens, Good Fortune Films, Urban Factory
  • Directeur de production
    Maria IONESCU, Sara SILVEIRA, Clément DUBOIN, Frédéric CORVEZ
  • Distribution
    Jour2Fête :
  • Support de projection
  • Ratio

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