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

Alexis BLOOM

Alexis BLOOM

Director, Director
Adilkhan YERZHANOV

Adilkhan YERZHANOV

Director
David LYNCH

David LYNCH

Director, Actor
Ferid BOUGHEDIR

Ferid BOUGHEDIR

Director, Script Writer
Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Director, Script Writer
Michael HANEKE

Michael HANEKE

Director, Actor
Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Director
Quentin TARANTINO

Quentin TARANTINO

Director, Actor, Script Writer
Stefan IVANCIC

Stefan IVANCIC

Director
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