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Carlos Diegues

Highest Rated:   36% Orfeu (2000)
Lowest Rated:   36% Orfeu (2000)
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Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Diegues was one the key figures of the Cinema Nôvo movement. His films, like others of the genre, offered criticism of Brazilian social mores and structure and centered upon social injustice. The idealistic Diegues began his interest in social reform while studying law at Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. There he was active in academic politics and became a film critic and poet for a student-sponsored publication O Metropolitano. He turned to directing short films in 1960; four years later he made his feature debut with Ganga Zumba which decried the cruelty of colonial slave-traders. The film was a success and established him as a primary force in the New Cinema. Like many of its successors, the film presented contemporary concerns in a historical framework. In the mid-'80s Diegues reverted to the historical setting of Ganga Zumba when he made the epic Quilombo (1984), a film said to be Brazil's most lavish and expensively produced film. It is also considered one of his best, as its social message is well-integrated into a strong plot with believable characters.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cinema Novo
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Rio De Fé
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Chuvas de Verão (Summer Showers)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Veja Esta Canção (Rio's Love Song)
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Joanna Francesa
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Favela Five Times (Cinco vezes Favela)
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet 40 X 15
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Greatest Love of All (O Maior Amor do Mundo)
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet This is Bossa Nova (Coisa Mais Linda: Histórias e Casos da Bossa Nova)
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet No Reason Explains the War
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet God is Brazilian
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet God Is Brazilian
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2003
No Score Yet Deus É Brasileiro, (God Is Brazilian)
  • Director
2003
36% Orfeu
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2000
No Score Yet Tieta of Agreste
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Tieta of Agreste
  • Director
1996
No Score Yet Subway to the Stars (Um Trem para as Estrelas)
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Quilombo
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1984
No Score Yet Bye Bye Brasil
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet Xica da Silva (Xica)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Joanna Francesca
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Os Herdeiros
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1969
No Score Yet Ganga Zumba
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1963

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