Film Review of Good Manners at BFI Flare

Good Manners, a fairytale story that is about as far from your standard lesbian rom com as you can get! I really can’t review this film other than to say...

Think Alien meets Werewolf in London with some Underworld and Buffy the Musical thrown in with a touch of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith.

It features the best lynch mob scene I have ever seen and I can only hope to be chased by people carrying glow sticks if I have a lynch mob after me one day...

We had to go home and watch Game of Thrones to ground ourselves back into reality!

Good Manners bedroom scene Good Manners hands

Good Manners Trailer


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.


The full 2018 BFI Flare programme is available here, but highlights of additional activities to the film screenings include:(link is external)

  • Talks with established film and television professionals who are leading the way in LGBTQ+ representation on screen.
  • Workshops and Labs focusing on creating LGBTQ+ media with specific sessions around challenges in development, funding and exhibition.
  • Networking opportunities throughout the Festival with a range of receptions with film and television professionals included in the Delegate Package. 

BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival 2018About BFI Flare

BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, formerly known as the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, is the biggest LGBT film festival in Europe. It takes place every spring in London, England