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Glauber Rocha Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
Died in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil  (pneumonia)
Birth NameGlauber de Andrade Rocha

Mini Bio (1)

He studied Law. He also directed theatre pieces, wrote movie criticisms and took part in the creation and development of the 'cinema novo' movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becoming its theoretical leader and first embassador in Europe. After "Barravento (1962)", a trilogy of films and "Antonio das Mortes (1969)" he won various international prizes. As he symbolized the feelings of the ideology of the May of 1968, he became very popular in Europe and America. But when he started to film in Africa and Spain his followers were distracted and this marked the beginning of the decline of his fame. Thus, he only made a couple of films of minor interest later on.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm

Spouse (2)

Helena Ignez (30 June 1959 - 1961) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Paula Gaitan (? - ?) ( 2 children)

Trivia (10)

Father of Ava Patria Yndia Yracema Gaitan Rocha (b. 1979) and Eryk Rocha (b. 1978), with Paula Gaitan.
Considered the greatest Brazilian director of all time.
Winner of "Palm D'Or" of best director in Cannes Festival, France, in 1969 for "O Dragão da Maldade Contra o Santo Guerreiro".
Brother of actress Anecy Rocha and Ana Marcelina Rocha (died in 1952).
Had his own funerals pictured in the film "Glauber, o Filme, Labirinto do Brasil (2003).
In the beginning of the 1960s, he formed links to other like-minded rising directors, as Ruy Guerra, Carlos Diegues, Arnaldo Jabor and Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, setting up the so-called "Cinema Novo" movement.
Father of Paloma Rocha (b. 1960), with Helena Ignez.
Father of Pedro Paulo Lima (b. 1977) with Maria Aparecida Braga and Daniel Jardim Gomes Rocha (b. 1971), with Martha Jardim Gomes.
Son of Adamastor Bráulio Silva Rocha and Lúcia Mendes de Andrade.
Has the distinction of being the only Brazilian director to have more than one film listed in the book "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" by Steven Jay Schneider. Films listed are: Black God, White Devil (1964) and Entranced Earth (1967).

Personal Quotes (1)

The camera is an object that lies.

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