Filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s second collaboration (they’d worked on Hard Labor previously) has been described as genre-defying and our first look at the trailer seems to bear that claim out as it deftly integrates art-house and genre cinema to create a dark, gothic fable with a sharp, modern sensibility.
“Set in São Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city who is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans.”
With lush cinematography by Rui Poças, Good Manners is being described by the filmmakers as “Disney meets Jacques Tourneur” as the film turns into an unexpected and wild werewolf movie unlike any other, and a poignant social commentary on current Brazilian society.
Good Manners opens July 27th at IFC Center NYC and August 17th at Laemmle Royal Los Angeles.