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Alberto Cavalcanti (1897–1982)

Born in Brazil in 1897, Alberto Cavalcanti began his film career in France in 1920, working as writer, art director and director. He directed the avant-garde documentary Nothing But Time (1926) ("Nothing but Time"), a portrait of the lives of Parisian workers in a single day. He moved to England in 1933 to join the GPO Film Unit under John Grierson... See full bio »


(age 85) in Paris, France

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Dead of Night
Dead of Night Director
Went the Day Well?
I Became a Criminal
Song of the Sea
Song of the Sea Director


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 1977 Um Homem e o Cinema (Documentary)
 1971 La visite de la vieille dame (TV Movie)
 1969 Les empaillés (TV Movie)
 1962 Yerma
 1960 Herr Puntila and His Servant Matti (as Cavalcanti)
 1957 Die Windrose (Documentary) (Russian segment)
 1954 A Real Woman
 1949 For Them That Trespass (as Cavalcanti)
 1947 I Became a Criminal (as Cavalcanti)
 1945 Dead of Night (segments "Christmas Party", "The Ventriloquist's Dummy", as Cavalcanti)
 1944 Champagne Charlie (as Cavalcanti)
 1944 The Halfway House (uncredited)
 1943 Waterlight (Documentary)
 1943/II The Sky's the Limit (Short)
 1942 Alice in Switzerland (Documentary)
 1942 Film and Reality (Documentary) (compilation)
 1942 Went the Day Well? (as Cavalcanti)
 1941 Yellow Caesar (Documentary short)
 1940 La Cause Commune (Documentary short)
 1939 A Midsummer Day's Work (Documentary short)
 1939 Men of the Alps (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1938 Four Barriers (Documentary short)
 1938 Mony a Pickle (Short) (segment director)
 1937 The Line to Tschierva Hut (Documentary)
 1937 Who Writes to Switzerland (Documentary)
 1937 We Live in Two Worlds (Documentary short)
 1936 Message from Geneva (Documentary)
 1935 Coal Face (Documentary short)
 1934 New Rates (Documentary)
 1934 Pett and Pott: A Fairy Story of the Suburbs (Short) (as A. Cavalcanti)
 1934 Revue montmartroise (Documentary)
 1933 Plaisirs défendus (Documentary)
 1932 En lisant le journal (Documentary)
 1932 Le jour du frotteur (Documentary)
 1932 Le truc du Brésilien (as Cavalcanti)
 1932 Tour de chant (Documentary)
 1930 Vous verrez la semaine prochaine (Documentary)
 1930 Toute sa vie
 1928 En rade
 1928 Yvette
 1927 La p'tite Lili (Short)
 1926 Nothing But Time (Documentary)
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