GOOD MANNERS Reigns at the Rio Film Festival


Good Manners / As Boas Maneiras the second feature film by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra was the big winner at the 19th edition of the Rio Film Festival winning the top prize as Best Brazilian Film and winning four other awards for Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, the International Film Critics Award, and the Félix Award for Best Fiction Film.

Good Manners, a twist on the werewolf genre, had its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize. The film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, who 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.

The other big winner of the evening was Carolina Jabor's Liquid Truth / Aos teus Olhos, which won in four categories for Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, and the Audience Award.

The 19th edition of the Rio Fim Festival took place October 5 - 15 in Brazil.