Actress PORTUGAL

Maria DE MEDEIROS

Maria DE MEDEIROS

© Joâo SILVEIRA RAMOS

Biography

French-Portuguese actress and director, Maria de Medeiros makes her debut in the cinema at the age of 15, in Silvestre by João Caesar Monteiro. Moving to Paris to study acting, she soon shoots with Chantal Akerman, Susanne Schiffman, Jean-Charles Tacchella, Philip Kaufman and Istvan Szabo. Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (Palme d'Or, 1994) reveals her to the international public. Working with Bigas Luna, Antonietta de Lillo, Miguel Faria and Guy Maddin, she remains faithful to Portuguese directors - from Manoel de Oliveira to Teresa Villaverde - thanks to whom she wins the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress in Venice for Two Brothers, My Sister. Maria has also directed several films, among which April Captains, on the Portuguese "Carnation Revolution", selected in Un Certain Regard in 2000.

Films presented at Cannes

Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2007
President - Caméra d'Or - 2001
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Directors

Angela SCHANELEC

Angela SCHANELEC

Director
Bruno DUMONT

Bruno DUMONT

Director
Federico FELLINI

Federico FELLINI

Giacomo GENTILOMO

Giacomo GENTILOMO

Jean-François RICHET

Jean-François RICHET

Director
John Cameron MITCHELL

John Cameron MITCHELL

Max OPHULS

Max OPHULS

Pedro ALMODÓVAR

Pedro ALMODÓVAR

Director, Writer, Producer
Spike LEE

Spike LEE

Director
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