Director, Script Writer, Producer BRAZIL

Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO

Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO

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Biography

Born in Recife, Brazil, Kleber Mendonça Filho became a film programmer and critic while making award-winning short films. Neighboring Sounds, Mendonça's first feature film, had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2012 and was Brazil’s entry in the race for the Oscars. The New York Times listed it among the ten best films of the year. His second feature film Aquarius, starring Sonia Braga, was in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, in 2016. before being nominated for a César and at the Independent Spirit Award. In 2019, Bacurau, co-directed by Juliano Dornelles, screened in competition in Cannes was awarded the Jury Prize. Kleber is also a film programmer for Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the artistic director of Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife.

Films presented at Cannes

BACURAU 2019 In Competition - Feature Films Script / Dialogue , Director
AQUARIUS 2016 In Competition - Feature Films Director , Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2021
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Directors

Cédric JIMENEZ

Cédric JIMENEZ

Director, Script Writer
Justin KURZEL

Justin KURZEL

Script Writer, Director
Lina KALCHEVA

Lina KALCHEVA

Director
Pierre-William GLENN

Pierre-William GLENN

Director
Sergei LOZNITSA

Sergei LOZNITSA

Director, Script Writer
Xavier DOLAN

Xavier DOLAN

Director, Actor
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