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Ruy Guerra

Lowest Rated:   78% House of Sand (2006)
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International filmmaker Ruy Guerra is primarily known for his innovative work in Brazil's Cinema Novo movement during the '60s and early '70s. Born in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, a Portuguese colony at the time, Guerra's love of cinema began in his youth where as an adolescent he published stories, essays and articles on film criticism. He also used 8mm film to teach himself filmmaking. By age 19, Guerra had become a left-wing political activist, taking part in anti-racist and pro-independance demonstrations. After leaving Mozambique in 1951, he studied filmmaking at IDHEC in Paris; he then began working as an assistant cameraman and assistant director in France. He made his directorial debut with The Unscrupulous Ones (1962), one of Cinema Novo's few mainstream successes. Because of its graphic presentation of sexual violence the film was very controversial in Brazil. In addition to directing, Guerra has also been an editor, cinematographer, producer and actor and frequently co-writes the films he directs. His films are known for their stylish exploration of socio-political issues. During the late '70s, after Mozambique was de-colonized, Guerra returned to his homeland to help the newly created national film institute. He also made Mueda (1979), the country's first feature film.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cinema Novo
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Mueda, Memoria e Massacre (Mueda, Memory and Massacre)
  • Director
2011
78% House of Sand
  • Vasco de Sa
$0.4M 2006
No Score Yet In Evil Hour (O Veneno Da Madrugada)
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Portugal S.A.
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Estorvo (Turbulence)
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2000
No Score Yet Pigeon-Fancier
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon Fancier
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Opera do Malandro
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Eréndira
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet A Queda (The Fall)
  • Director
1976
98% Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
  • Don Pedro de Ursua
1972
No Score Yet Os deuses E Os Mortos (Of Gods and the Undead)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Os Fuzis (The Guns)
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Os Cafajestes (The Unscrupulous Ones)
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Los fusiles
  • Director

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