Carandiru Director Profile

2022-03-18 08:01
Hector Babenco was born in Argentina. At the age of 18, he became interested in Beat Generation literature and existentialism. He decided to see for himself what the outside world was like, so he began to travel around. He traveled across Africa, Europe and the Americas, doing a variety of jobs, even as an extra in spaghetti westerns. It wasn't until 1971 that he settled down in Brazil, attracted by the new wave films here, and wanted to make films. But he was unlucky, and it was the same year that Brazil's Military Government began to severely censor films and expelled a group of filmmakers. Barbank stuck around to stay, learning a little bit about filmmaking by intervening in documentaries and short films. After several years of bleak management, he finally officially became a director.
In 1978, "Lucio Flavio" caused a thousand waves, causing huge controversy, and even Babank himself received death threats. That controversy fueled its box-office success, making it a big hit in Brazil. "Pixote" depicts the plight of street children in Brazil in a documentary style. It has received a warm response in the international film industry, and some magazines even listed it among the best of the 1980s along with masterpieces such as " Ran " and " Fanny och Alexander ". work.
Since then, Babank has embarked on the road of multinational production, including """ Ironweed " and other films are standard for. He stopped writing for a while because of lymphoma, and after bone marrow transplantation , he stubbornly devoted himself to filmmaking.
According to Barbank's own classification, ", " Ironweed " and " Stupid Heart " are among his more personal works, inspired by adolescence memories. and"", "Lucio Flavio", "Pixote" tend to be documentary. His constant focus on marginalized groups makes the films often have a strong sense of social responsibility, and this attention is also directly linked to his own experience of contacting the underclass in various industries. He is very insistent on his identity as a "Brazilian director", and his insistence as an immigrant is often questioned, and he replies: "People often say they don't know where I am from. But I ask you: who else The director is more 'Brazilian' than me? My films are representative of every subject that seeps into Brazilian reality."
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  • Lady Di: I've come to take the test.

    Médico - Physician: Please, take a seat. First, I'd like to ask you a few questions, Lady Di.

    Lady Di: I've seen this movie before, doctor. I've never needed a blood transfusion and I never pierce my veins. The only drug I use is a joint now and then... when I watch TV or for a little romance.

    Médico - Physician: And partners, how many?

    Lady Di: Oh, about 2000.

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