Biography

Ruy Alexandre Guerra Coelho Pereira (born August 22, 1931) is a Portuguese-Brazilian film director, screenwriter, film editor, and actor. Guerra was born a Portuguese citizen in Lourenço Marques (today Maputo) in Mozambique, when it was still Portuguese colony.

Guerra studied at IDHEC film school in Paris from 1952. In 1958 he started his career as an assistant director in several French films. Later on he immigrated to Brazil, where he directed his first feature film, Os Cafajestes (1962). It was entered into the 12th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1964, Guerra directed Os Fuzis, which placed him in the forefront of the emerging Cinema Novo movement. The film was entered into the 14th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize.

After that he directed the international production Tendres Chasseurs (1969) starring Sterling Hayden, and Os Deuses e os Mortos (1970). The tumultuous political landscape in 1970's Brazil forced Guerra to stop filming until 1976, when he directed A Queda. The film was entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize.

In 1980 he returned to Mozambique where he shot Mueda, Memória e Massacre, that country's first feature film. While in Mozambique, Guerra shot many short films and helped the creation of the National Institute for Cinema.

In 1982 Guerra shot Eréndira in Mexico, based on the work by Gabriel García Márquez. He also directed the musical comedy A Ópera do Malandro (1985), based on Chico Buarque's free theatrical adaptation of Bertold Brecht's Threepenny Opera; the TV film Os Amores Difíceis, another adaptation of García Márquez; and Kuarup (1989). In 2000 Guerra's Estorvo was nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. It was Guerra's third nomination in the festival, after Erêndira and Kuarup. His 2004 film Portugal S.A. was the only film he did in Portugal and entered into the 26th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Ruy Alexandre Guerra Coelho Pereira (born August 22, 1931) is a Portuguese-Brazilian film director, screenwriter, film editor, and actor. Guerra was born a Portuguese citizen in Lourenço Marques (today Maputo) in Mozambique, when it was still Portuguese colony.

Guerra studied at IDHEC film school in Paris from 1952. In 1958 he started his career as an assistant director in several French films. Later on he immigrated to Brazil, where he directed his first feature film, Os Cafajestes (1962). It was entered into the 12th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1964, Guerra directed Os Fuzis, which placed him in the forefront of the emerging Cinema Novo movement. The film was entered into the 14th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize.

After that he directed the international production Tendres Chasseurs (1969) starring Sterling Hayden, and Os Deuses e os Mortos (1970). The tumultuous political landscape in 1970's Brazil forced Guerra to stop filming until 1976, when he directed A Queda. The film was entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize.

In 1980 he returned to Mozambique where he shot Mueda, Memória e Massacre, that country's first feature film. While in Mozambique, Guerra shot many short films and helped the creation of the National Institute for Cinema.

In 1982 Guerra shot Eréndira in Mexico, based on the work by Gabriel García Márquez. He also directed the musical comedy A Ópera do Malandro (1985), based on Chico Buarque's free theatrical adaptation of Bertold Brecht's Threepenny Opera; the TV film Os Amores Difíceis, another adaptation of García Márquez; and Kuarup (1989). In 2000 Guerra's Estorvo was nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. It was Guerra's third nomination in the festival, after Erêndira and Kuarup. His 2004 film Portugal S.A. was the only film he did in Portugal and entered into the 26th Moscow International Film Festival.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ruy guerra licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1931-08-22

Place of Birth Maputo, Moçambique

Official Site http://www.ruyguerra.com.br

Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

Aos Pedaços Director
2016 Oblivious Memory Director
2005 In Evil Hour Director
2004 Portugal S.A. Director
2000 Turbulence Director
2000 Monsanto Director
1990 Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon-Fancier Director
1989 Kuarup Director
1986 Malandro Director
1983 Erendira Director
1981 Mueda, Memory and Massacre Director
1976 The Fall Director
1970 Of Gods and the Undead Director
1970 Sweet Hunters Director
1964 The Guns Director
1964 O Santo Módico Assistant Director
1962 Le tout pour le tout Assistant Director
1962 The Unscrupulous Ones Director

Acting

2017 O Homem que Matou John Wayne
2016 Cinema Novo
2015 Chico - Brazilian Artist as Himself
2015 About Cinema
2014 Blue Blood
2010 5x Favela, Now by Ourselves
2005 The House of Sand as Vasco de Sá
2001 A Linguagem do Cinema
1997 Dib
1977 Marcados para Viver
1972 Aguirre, the Wrath of God as Don Pedro de Ursúa
1972 The Suns of Easter Island
1971 O Homem das Estrelas
1963 Os Mendigos
1957 S.O.S. Noronha

Writing

Aos Pedaços Screenplay
2005 In Evil Hour Writer
1990 Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon-Fancier Writer
1986 Malandro Writer
1976 The Fall Writer
1970 Of Gods and the Undead Screenplay
1970 Sweet Hunters Writer
1964 The Guns Screenplay
1962 The Unscrupulous Ones Writer

Editing

1999 The Jew Editor
1981 Mueda, Memory and Massacre Editor
1977 Marcados para Viver Editor
1976 The Fall Editor
1970 Of Gods and the Undead Editor
1964 Esse Mundo é Meu Editor
1963 Os Mendigos Editor
1962 Cinco Vezes Favela Editor

Camera

1981 Mueda, Memory and Massacre Director of Photography

Sound

1976 The Fall Music

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