Bruno Barreto

Bruno Barreto

Highest Rated: 78% Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

Lowest Rated: 14% View From the Top (2003)

Birthday: Mar 16, 1955

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The son of Brazilian film producers, precocious filmmaker Bruno Barreto made his directing debut with "Tati," Brazil's official entry at the 1973 Moscow Film Festival, and was only 22 when he scored an international hit with "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands" (1977), a comedy of sexual manners starring Sonia Braga as a woman who entertains the affections of her deceased playboy husband, as well as those of her ho-hum living spouse. Adapted from the novel by Jorge Amado, it paired him for the first time with screenwriter Leopoldo Serran, with whom he would also co-write "Amor Bandido/Beloved Lover" (1979), enhancing his international reputation, and "Gabriela" (1983), adapted from another Amado novel and again starring Braga. Unfortunately, these films fell far short of the phenomenal success of "Dona Flor," which had outpaced "Jaws" (1975) on its Brazilian home grounds. Director Robert Mulligan later reworked the material for a pallid Americanized version, "Kiss Me Goodbye" (1983), with Sally Field starring opposite James Caan and Jeff Bridges.




67% 69% Reaching for the Moon Director - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crítico Self - 2008
No Score Yet 63% Last Stop 174 Director,
- 2008
No Score Yet 50% Cashier No. 2 Director,
- 2007
No Score Yet 63% Romeo and Juliet Get Married Director - 2005
14% 34% View From the Top Director $15.6M 2003
73% 60% Miss Simpson Director,
Executive Producer
$1.8M 2000
24% 21% One Tough Cop Director $1.2M 1998
59% 75% Four Days in September Director $393.5K 1997
64% 41% Carried Away Director $155.6K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Director - 1993
No Score Yet 26% A Show of Force Director $73.4K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of Fausta Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garota Dourada Producer - 1984
33% 48% Gabriela Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Menino do Rio Writer,
- 1982
No Score Yet 73% Bye Bye Brazil Associate Producer - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amor Bandido Director - 1979
78% 61% Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands Director,
- 1976