37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Good Manners

Good Manners FINAL

At a fancy apartment in São Paulo, Ana, in search of a nanny for her unborn child, hires Clara, an African-Brazilian nurse. As opposed to more qualified candidates, Clara is selected because of her ability to respond instinctively during Ana’s episode of unexpected pain and provide a calming presence. Despite differing backgrounds, the wealthy single mother-to-be and lonely nurse form a strong friendship. On the eve of a full moon, Ana begins experiencing strange symptoms that complicate their relationship. Transitioning from drama to fantasy, the dark fable exposes racial tensions and class differences in contemporary Brazil.


Sunday, November 4


7:30 PM


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 5

Film Info

Director: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas.

Runtime: 135 min.

Year: 2018

Country: Brazil/France/Germany

Language: Portuguese

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira, Andréa Marquee, Felipe Kenji.