Good Manners

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Directed by Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
2017
135 minutes
18+
The werewolf movie comes alive again in a classy, scary and seductive Brazilian outing that won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno and the Critics’ Award at Sitges.

Prepare to be entranced and shocked by the latest collaboration from Brazilian duo Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra (Hard Labor, 2011). 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.

Just as lycanthropes combine human and lupine aspects, the picture itself is a hybrid of art house and genre cinema, combining sharp social commentary with Grand Guignol fantasy. – Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

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. – Wendy Ide, Screen International

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Good Manners

Event Cinemas George St 9
Sun 10 June
9pm—11:15pm
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Good Manners

Dendy Newtown
Thu 14 June
8:30pm—10:45pm
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Year
2017
Classification
18+
Country
Brazil, France
Language
In Portuguese with English subtitles
Director
Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Producer
Sara Silveira, Maria Ionescu, Clément Duboin, Frédéric Corvez
Cast
Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo
Screenwriter
Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Cinematographer
Rui Poças
Company Credits
Distributor: Vendetta Films
Original Title
As Boas Maneiras
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