Lucia Murat

Lucia Murat

Brazil

Biography

Lúcia Murat (1949, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) was member of the Brazilian leftist ""guerrilha"" in the hardest times of military dictatorship in Brazil (1968-1979). She was arrested and tortured in prison, and this experience is highly influential in all of her work. She debuted in 1988 with semi-documentary Que bom te ver viva, which had its international premiere at the Toronto Festival and revieved forst award at the Brasília Festival. The political concern returns in DOCES PODERES (1996), this time under the point of view of the marketing of election campaigns. The film had its premiere in 1997 at the Sundance Festival and in the same year, was screened at the Berlin Festival. In 2000 she released BRAVA GENTE BRASILIERA, about the relation between colonizer and the Indians in the countryside of Brazil. In 2003 she filmed QUASE DOIS IRMAOS - a political drama about the conflict between the middle class and the slum in three different times and situations - which gave her several awards, among them best direction and best Latin American film by FIPRESCI in the Rio Festival of 2004, best film at the First Amazonas Film Festival and best film at the Mar Del Plata Festival 2005. At the Rio Festival of 2005 was the premiere of the documentary O OLHAR ESTRANGEIRO and, in the 2007 edition, MARÉ, NOSSA HISTORIA DE AMOR.

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