Brazil/France, 2017; 135 min. NR. Subtitles. Direction and screenplay: Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra.
Filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s second collaboration (after the acclaimed Hard Labor) deftly integrates arthouse and genre cinema to create a thrilling and dark gothic fable with sharp social commentary.
Set in Sao Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city who is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans.
Featuring powerful visuals and impeccable cinematography, the film becomes an unexpected and wild werewolf movie unlike any other, and a poignant social and racial allegory on modern-day Brazilian society. It’s unique and exotic entertainment, ideal for sultry August nights in Worcester!
Good Manners is an ambitious work not only in scope but design, influenced by Jacques Tourneur’s psychological horror noirs” – Variety.
“A hybrid of art-house and genre cinema, combining sharp social commentary with grand guignol fantasy” – Hollywood Reporter.
“Pulling off an ambitious mash-up of genres like Good Manners is no easy feat – that Dutra and Rojas pull it off so successfully suggests we’ll be hearing a lot more from them down the road”– The Playlist.
“Genre defying and genuinely unexpected, this intriguing urban fairytale takes the mythology of the werewolf story and uses it as a prism through which to view contemporary Brazilian society”– Screen International.
Tuesday August 7 – 7:30PM;
Wednesday August 8 – 7:30PM;
Saturday August 11 – 7:30PM.
Sunday August 12 – 1, 3:40PM.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
$6.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 Clark students, faculty and staff (with ID)
MONDAY AUGUST 13 – CINEMA 320 PREPARES FOR ITS FALL SCHEDULE. STAY TUNED!