Country Director: Brasil

by carosolucas | created - 08 Aug 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Director | O Amuleto de Ogum

Nelson Pereira dos Santos was born on October 22, 1928 in São Paulo, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for O Amuleto de Ogum (1974), Memórias do Cárcere (1984) and Tenda dos Milagres (1977). He was married to Ivelise Ferreira. He died on April 21, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, ...

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1- Como Era Gostoso Meu Francês : 9 2- Rio, 40 Graus : 8 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11- 12- 13- 14- 15-

2. Glauber Rocha

Director | Terra em Transe

He studied Law. He also directed theatre pieces, wrote movie criticisms and took part in the creation and development of the 'cinema novo' movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becoming its theoretical leader and first embassador in Europe. After "Barravento (1962)", a trilogy of films and "Antonio ...

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1- Terra Em Transe : 10 2- Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol : 10 3- Antônio das Mortes : 9 4- Barravento : 8 5- A Idade da Terra : 7 6- O Leão de Sete Cabeças : 7

3. Rogério Sganzerla

Director | O Bandido da Luz Vermelha

Rogério Sganzerla was born on May 4, 1946 in Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for The Red Light Bandit (1968), O Signo do Caos (2005) and The Woman of Everyone (1969). He was married to Helena Ignez. He died on January 9, 2004 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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4. Leon Hirszman

Director | Eles Não Usam Black-Tie

One of the most important Brazilian directors of all time, Leon Hirszman is best remembered for the realistic manner of dealing with social and political themes in his works, from documentaries to feature films. His career started with a segment filmed for Cinco vezes Favela (1962) and The Deceased...

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1- Eles Não Usam Black Tie : 9 2- 3- 4- 5-

5. Carlos Diegues

Director | Xica da Silva

Carlos Diegues was born on May 19, 1940 in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil as Carlos Diégues. He is a producer and director, known for Xica da Silva (1976), The Greatest Love of All (2006) and Better Days Ahead (1989). He has been married to Renata Maria de Almeida Magalhães since 1982. They have one child...

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6. Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Director | Macunaíma

Joaquim Pedro de Andrade was born on May 25, 1932 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for Macunaima (1969), Conjugal Warfare (1974) and The Brazilwood Man (1982). He was married to Ana Maria Galano, Cristina Aché and Sarah de Castro Barbosa. He died on September 10, 1988 ...

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1- O Padre e a Moça : 9 2- 3- 4- 5-

7. Ruy Guerra

Director | Estorvo

Ruy Guerra left his studies in Portugal for to go to the School of Cinema in Paris. After having worked as assistant for various French directors he moved to Brasil and participated with his first two films in the birth of the "Cinema Novo": "Os Cafajestes (1962)" and "Os Fuzis (1964)" which won ...

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8. Walter Salles

Director | Central do Brasil

Walter Salles was born on April 12, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Walther Moreira Salles Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Central Station (1998), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and Foreign Land (1995). He is married to Maria Klabin. They have one child.

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1- Central do Brasil : 9 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7-

9. Beto Brant

Director | O Invasor

Beto Brant was born in 1964 in Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil. He is a director and writer, known for The Trespasser (2001), Belly Up (1997) and Cão Sem Dono (2007).

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10. Karim Aïnouz

Director | O Céu de Suely

Karim Aïnouz is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and visual artist.

Aïnouz debuted as a feature director with "Madame Satã" (Cannes Un Certain Regard 2002). Other works include "Central Airport THF" (Berlin Amnesty Prize 2018), "Futuro Beach" (Berlin Competition 2014), "The Silver Cliff" (...

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11. Fernando Meirelles

Director | Blindness

Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil.

He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos and video art. They won a huge number of ...

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1- Cidade de Deus : 10 2- 3- 4-

12. Marcelo Gomes

Writer | Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus

Marcelo Gomes was born on October 28, 1963 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He is a writer and director, known for Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005), I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You (2009) and O Homem das Multidões (2013).

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1- Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus : 9 2- Joaquim : 9 3- 4-

13. Cláudio Assis

Director | A Febre do Rato

Cláudio Assis was born on December 19, 1959 in Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil. He is a director and actor, known for Rat Fever (2011), Mango Yellow (2002) and Bog of Beasts (2006).

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1- Big Jato : 8 2- 3- 4-

14. José Padilha

Producer | Tropa de Elite

He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the ...

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1- Tropa de Elite 2 : 9 2- Tropa de Elite : 8 3- Robocop : 6 4- 7 Dias em Entebbe : 6

15. Marco Dutra

Writer | Todos os Mortos

Marco Dutra is a filmmaker and composer from São Paulo. Born in 1980, Marco grew up obsessed with the horror and fantasy genres, and this influence is evident in his films, which bring shadows and ghosts (both real and imagined) into the domestic spaces of middle-class life. In 2017 his genre ...

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1- O Silêncio do Céu : 9 2- As Boas Maneiras : 9 3- 4-

16. Juliana Rojas

Writer | As Boas Maneiras

Juliana Rojas is a writer and director, known for Good Manners (2017), Hard Labor (2011) and Necropolis Symphony (2014).

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1- As Boas Maneiras : 9 2- 3-

17. Lírio Ferreira

Director | Árido Movie

Lírio Ferreira is a director and writer, known for Árido Movie (2005), Blue Blood (2014) and Baile Perfumado (1997).

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18. Kleber Mendonça Filho

Director | Bacurau

Kleber Mendonça Filho was born in 1968 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He is a director and writer, known for Bacurau (2019), Aquarius (2016) and Neighboring Sounds (2012). He is married to Emilie Lesclaux. They have two children.

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1- Aquarius : 10 2- O Som ao Redor : 9 3- Bacurau : 9

19. Petra Costa

Director | Olmo & the Seagull

Petra Costa is a director and producer, known for Olmo & the Seagull (2015), Undertow Eyes (2009) and The Edge of Democracy (2019).

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1- O Olmo e a Gaivota : 8 2-

20. Gabriel Mascaro

Writer | Divino Amor

Gabriel Mascaro (1983) is a filmmaker and visual artist from Recife, Brazil. His documentary Housemaids (Doméstica) premiered in competition at IDFA 2012 (Amsterdam). His first feature film, Ventos de agosto (August Winds), premiered in competition at Locarno in 2014 and was awarded with a special ...

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1- Boi Neon : 9 2- Divino Amor : 8

21. Selton Mello

Actor | O Mecanismo

Selton Mello is a Brazilian actor, director, and screenwriter.

Beginning his career in television during childhood, Mello is today one of Brazil's most prominent and critically acclaimed artists - with an extensive body of work in theater, cinema, and other creative fronts.

Mello played leading roles...

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1- O Filme da Minha Vida : 8 2- 3-



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