Director, screenwriter, BRAZIL


Kleber Mendonça Filho was born in Recife (Brazil). He graduated with a degree in journalism and has worked extensively as a film critic and programmer, and his short films have won more than 100 awards in Brazil and around the world. He made his feature-length directorial debut with the documentary Crítico (2008). His first fiction feature, Neighbouring Sounds (2012), was selected for more than 100 festivals, won thirty-two awards, and was selected as Brazil’s candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His next feature, Aquarius (2016), was selected for the Official Competition at the Festival de Cannes, as was his most recent film, Bacurau (co-director, 2019), where it won the Jury Prize.

Selected Filmography

Selected filmography

Os filmes já começam na calçada (TV, doc, post-production)

Bacurau (co-director / coréalisation Juliano Dornelles, 2019) – Jury Prize Cannes 2019

Aquarius (2016)

A Copa do mundo no Recife (TV, doc, short, 2015)

Neighboring Sounds (2012)

Cold Tropics (short, 2009) *

Crítico (doc, 2008) **

Friday Night Saturday Morning (short, 2007) */**

Eletrodoméstica (short, 2005)

Green Vinyl (short, 2004) **

A Menina do algodão (short, 2002) */**

Enjaulado (short, 1997) **


* only director

** also producer