As Boas Maneiras

(Good Manners)

Brasile/Francia, 2017, Arri Alexa, 135', col.


Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas

Good Manners

São Paulo. Clara is a nurse of color who lives in the favelas, Ana is from an upper class family. Even though they come from very distant contexts, both feel alien. When Ana, who is pregnant by an unknown man and has thus been rejected by her family, hires Clara as maid, they meet and establish a warm and empathetic relationship. But Ana often behaves strangely, and inexplicably sleepwalks during full moon nights. Clara begins to collect evidence until she arrives at an incredible discovery with alarming implications. An unconventional and romantic horror story that harks back to the classic films of this genre (especially Cat People by Jacques Tourneur), and is based on a social drama which then turns into a musical. A film that uses metamorphosis as its key theme, it won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno Film Festival.


Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra


Caetano Gotardo


Rui Poças

production design

Fernando Zuccolotto

costume design

Kiki Orona


Rosemary Paiva


Bernardo Uzeda


Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas, Guilherme Garbato, Gustavo Garbato


Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira, Andrea Marquee, Felipe Kenji


Maria Ionescu, Sara Silveira, Clément Duboin, Frédéric Corvez


Dezenove Som e Imagem, Globo Filmes, Good Fortune Films, Urban Factory


Globo Filmes


UDI - Urban Distribution International


Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas


Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra studied Cinema at the University of São Paulo and they are both part of the collective Filmes do Caixote. Among the many short films they have written and directed, The White Sheet (2004) was presented at the Cannes Film Festival and in 2007 A Stem won a Discovery Award. In 2011 they presented their debut feature film Hard Labor in the section Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. Juliana Roja then directed Necropolis Symphony (2014) and Marco Dutra also directed When I Was Alive (2014) and The Silence of the Sky (2016), as well as some episodes of the HBO TV series “El hipnotizador”.