By Juliana ROJAS, Marco DUTRA


Horror - Completed 2017

Good Manners is the story of a woman’s mysterious pregnancy and the raising of her baby – a violent werewolf child.

& Awards

Locarno 2017
Special Jury Award (Silver Leopard)
IFF of Asian-Pacific countries 2017
L'Étrange 2017
International Competition - Audience Award
Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival 2017
Best Fantastic Films of the Year
Athens International Film Festival 2017
After Hours Section
Biarritz 2017
Official Competition - Special Mention of the Jury
Fantastic Film Festival Austin 2017
Official Competition - Special Mention of the Jury
Copenhagen CPH PIX 2017
Thrills and Kills' Section
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Horror, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 135 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juliana ROJAS, Marco DUTRA
    • Writer(s)
    • Juliana ROJAS, Marco DUTRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Sara SILVEIRA (Dezenove Som e Imagens), Maria IONESCU (Dezenove Som e Imagens), Clément DUBOIN (Good Fortune), Frédéric CORVEZ (Urban Factory)
    • Synopsis
    • Clara, a woman from São Paulo’s suburbs, is hired by Ana as a nanny for her unborn child. Clara moves to Ana’s apartment in a middle-class neighbourhood. Their cold relationship slowly becomes affectionate, as Clara helps Ana through the insecurities and joys of a first pregnancy.
      On a night with a full moon, Ana goes into labour. A claw rips her belly from inside out. Clara is confronted with the birth of a baby that doesn’t seem human: it has the features of a wolf. Despite her fear and because of her love for Ana, Clara doesn’t kill the monstrous baby. Instead, she takes the child to her house. When the sun rises, she sees that the baby has transformed to human form. Only during nights with a full moon does he become a werewolf. Clara names the boy Joel, and tries to raise him as best as she can.
    • Partners & financing
    • Co-Production with Globo Filmes (Brazil), Good Fortune (France) and Urban Factory (France)
      World Sales Agent: Urban Distribution International (France)
      Granted by Fundo Setorial do Audiovisual - FSA
      Granted by Culture Department of the City of São Paulo
      Selected by the CNC's Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
      Selected by the CNC's New Technology Fund
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 11, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Feb 28, 2016