Good Manners

Good Manners

Good Manners

The werewolf movie comes alive again in this Brazilian outing that won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno and the Critics’ Award at Sitges.

" Clara (Isabél Zuaa, outstanding) is poor, black and unemployed. Against the odds, she lands a live-in nanny job in the posh São Paulo apartment of Ana (Marjorie Estiano), a pregnant white woman whose rich family have disowned her. As Ana’s delivery date approaches the women become lovers. But Ana has begun to act very strangely when the moon is full... From its meticulously-arranged opening as a drama about race, class and wealth, Good Manners twists into a scary and wonderfully idiosyncratic tale of love and lycanthropy. The spirit of 1940s RKO horrors inhabits this thoroughly modern werewolf noir." (Sydney Film Festival)

2017Rating: R16, Violence, horror & sex scenes135 minsBrazil, FrancePortuguese with English subtitles
FantasyHorrorFestival & Independent
Director:
Marco Dutra ('The Silence of the Sky', 'When I Was Alive', 'Hard Labour')Juliana Rojas ('Necropolis Symphony', 'Hard Labour')
Writer:
Marco DutraJuliana Rojas
Cast:
Isabél ZuaaMarjorie EstianoMiguel LoboCida MoreiraAndréa MarqueeFelipe KenjiNina MedeirosNeusa Velasco

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Good Manners / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

For all the blood and gore, this is a quiet, gentle story...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Good Manners is the rare monster movie that might be better before the monster shows up...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Links art house and slaughterhouse with unexpected success.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A magical blend of horror and social drama...

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

A loving tribute to the classic Hollywood films of the 1940s (those sets! those backdrops!) as well as monster movies from the same era.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This satisfyingly strange film really has it all.

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Variety

Variety

"Good Manners" is an ambitious work not only in scope but design, influenced by Jacques Tourneur's psychological horror noirs.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Genre defying and genuinely unexpected, this intriguing urban fairytale takes the mythology of the werewolf story and uses it as a prism through which to view contemporary Brazilian society.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A hybrid of art-house and genre cinema, combining sharp social commentary with grand guignol fantasy.

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