Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Good Manners
(As Boas Maneiras)


Year: 2017
Run Time: 135 minutes

Good Manners
Good Manners
Good Manners
Good Manners

Fairy tales often border on nightmare. Clara, a lonely nurse, has come to work as a nanny for the mysterious Ana and her unborn child. As the two wait for Ana’s child to arrive, they begin to develop a strong bond, one that ends up crossing the line of employer and employee. Ana is uncertain about the identity (and nature) of the child’s father and odd complications begin to arise with the pregnancy. She starts sleepwalking during the full moon, and one night Clara follows her out into the city during a somnambulistic spell. What she witnesses alters the relationship of the two women and Clara’s destiny. This will not be a normal child. Little Joel’s birth (we’ll just call it that) is only the beginning of this story, which now moves to another part of the forest entirely. GOOD MANNERS visually transforms the city of São Paulo into an enchanted wood. In a cinematic cauldron of eroticism, fantasy, and classic horror, GOOD MANNERS brews a slyly demented adult bedtime story that is dark, bloody, and wonderful. (In Portuguese with subtitles) —C.R.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM

10% Cinema
After Hours

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition


Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra

Brazilian filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra met while studying film at the University of São Paulo. Together they have written and directed several short and two feature films. They are both part of the collective group Filmes do Caixote. GOOD MANNERS has won several awards.

Hard Labor (2011)–CIFF36, GOOD MANNERS (2017)

Maria Ionescu, Sara Silveira, Clément Duboin, Frédéric Corvez

Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra

Rui Poças

Caetano Gotardo

Principal Cast
Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo

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