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GOOD MANNERS


Sat / Nov 3 / 9:30 PM
The Warehouse Theatre
Directed By: Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra
2018 / Brazil / 135 mins. / Narrative
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Portuguese with English Subtitles

Mature Content

 

Deep in the night, a pregnant woman wanders the streets searching for blood in a somnambulistic state. Clara, her recently hired servant, follows the guiding light of the full moon that leads to her boss’ erratic behavior. A caring and closeness slowly build between the two, ending in passionate love. Months of prenatal anguish bear a child, but it is not just a child: it is also a werewolf. The newborn’s needy cries overtake his monstrous appearance; instinctively Clara takes on the responsibility of raising the boy. Keeping his monthly mutations a secret becomes harder with age, settling in on the classic horror movie conflict: Who is the real monster in a society unable to accept difference? An aesthetic that holds both futurism and nostalgia, GOOD MANNERS is a visionary addition to the new wave of complex roles for women in genre film.

 

GOOD MANNERS Trailer from Icarus Films on Vimeo.

 

 

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Juliana Rojas  

Co-Director and Co-Writer

A frequent collaborator with classmate Marco Dutra, Rojas’ films often centers on themes of genre film, beginning in 2004 at Cannes and continuing on for two more Cannes debuts. Most recently, GOOD MANNERS won the Silver Leopard at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival.

 

Marco Dutra

Co-Director and Co-Writer

Rojas & Dutra’s first feature film HARD LABOR premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes in 2011. The collaborative team is part of the São Paulo based collective Filmes do Caixote. Both directors have solo careers, Dutra also acting as a composer on various projects.