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
Bruce BERESFORD

Bruce BERESFORD

Louise  AUBERTIN

Louise AUBERTIN

Laetitia CARTON

Laetitia CARTON

Marcel CARNÉ

Marcel CARNÉ

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Director
Ruben ÖSTLUND

Ruben ÖSTLUND

Director
Shôhei IMAMURA

Shôhei IMAMURA

Script Writer
Wim WENDERS

Wim WENDERS

Director
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