Good Manners


The Main 2 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 10:00 PM
The Main 2 Tue, Apr 17, 2018 9:45 PM
The Main 3 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 9:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Original Title:As Boas Maneiras
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Dark Out
Women & Film
Best of Fest
Women Directors
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2017
Runtime:135 min
Festivals & Awards:Special Jury Prize - Locarno International Film Festival
Best Fiction Film
Best Cinematography
Petrobras Award
FIPRESCI Prize - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
José Luis Guarner Critic's Award Best Film
Special Mention for Best Actress - Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Urban Distribution Intl
Director:Marco Dutra
Juliana Rojas
Producer:Maria Ionescu
Sara Silveira
Clément Duboin
Frédéric Corvez
Cinematographer:Rui Poças
Screenwriter:Juliana Rojas
Marco Dutra
Editor:Caetano Gotardo
Composer:Marco Dutra
Juliana Rojas
Guilherme Garbato
Gustavo Garbato
Principal Cast:Isabél Zuaa
Marjorie Estiano
Miguel Lobo
Cida Moreira
Andrea Marquee
Felipe Kenji
Nina Medeiros
Neusa Velasco
Gilda Nomacce
Eduardo Gomes
Hugo Villavicenzio
Adriana Mendonça
Germano Melo
Naloana Lima
Clara de Cápua
Ivy Souza
Filmography:Hard Labor ('11)
Necropolis Symphony ('14)


Due to weather, the April 14, 10:00pm screening of Good Manners at St. Anthony Main Theatre has been postponed. New screening date/time: April 29 at 9:20pm.

A werewolf story, Good Manners mixes fantasy and horror to make for a thoughtful commentary on class and belonging. Reserved Clara needs a job, and finds one with the wealthy Ana, a pregnant woman living alone in a vast apartment. At first, Ana looks down on Clara, hoping to force her into the role of a servant rather than an equal. What happens instead is an undeniable attraction, and from the two women’s bond, the tone is set for a bizarre events that lie ahead for Clara, Ana and Ana’s soon to be born child.

Directors Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra utilize a mash-up of genres to tell the story of Clara, Ana and Ana’s son that takes the audience on a unique ride. Along with fantastical themes, Good Manners explores the nature of prejudice due to superficialities like class, skin color and social standing and how, in spite of them, love can bloom.

Director Biography

Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas met at film school as teenagers and are longtime filmmaking partners. Their collaboration has lasted over a decade and produced several works of cinema, including short and feature films. After their last feature film Hard Labor (’11), they unite once again for Good Manners.



"Good Manners is an ambitious work not only in scope but design, influenced by Jacques Tourneur's psychological horror noirs." - Variety

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