Brazilian Film GOOD MANNERS Wins Special Jury Prize at Locarno

Brazilian film Good Manners / As Boas Maneiras by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra was awarded with the Special Jury Prize (Premio Speciale Della Giuria), the second most important award in the main international competition. The award comes with a cash prize of 30,000 CHF ($31,000 approximately).

A twist on the werewolf genre movies, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny of her unborn child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night changes their plans.

In the Pardi di Domini competition, the short film Armageddon 2 by Corey Hughes shot in Cuba received a Special Mention, and, as it was reported yesterday, Dominican film Cocote by Nelson Carlo de los Santos was the winner of the Best Film Award in the Signs of Life competition, and Adirley Queirós' Era uma vez Brasilia received a Special Mention in the same section. 

Two additional Latin American films were awarded by the independent juries: La telenovela errante by the Late Chilean director Raúl Ruiz and Valeria Sarmiento was awarded with the Second Prize of the Junior Jury Awards, while the Colombian documentary Señorita María, la falda de la montaña by Rubén Mendoza was presented with the Zonta Club Locarno Prize, for promoting a better justice and social ethics.

The 70th edition of the Locarno Film Festival took place August 2-12 in Switzerland.