Good Manners

(Brazil/France/2017—directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra) 

In São Paulo, lonely nurse Clara (Isabel Zuaa) is hired by a mysterious and wealthy woman to be the nanny of her soon-to-be born-child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night marked by a full moon changes everything, and marks an unexpected twist that can perhaps be foreshadowed only on the weekend before Halloween.

Featuring powerful visuals and a playful blending of improbable genres, this enchantingly horrifying gothic fable has been described as Guillermo del Toro meets Jacques Demy, with roots firmly planted in contemporary social allegory. Without giving too much away, let’s just say that art house meets grindhouse meets musical in a lycanthropic love story unlike any other. Special Jury Prize, Locarno Film Festival. In Portuguese with English subtitles (135 mins.) 

“NYT Critic’s Pick! Wondrously weird!”-Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times 

 

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