Kleber Mendonça Filho

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Kleber Mendonça Filho was born in 1968 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He is a director and writer, known for Bacurau (2019), Aquarius (2016) and Neighboring Sounds (2012). He is married to Emilie Lesclaux. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Bacurau Director
Aquarius Director
Green Vinyl Director


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 2019 Bacurau no Mapa (Documentary)
 2019 Os Filmes Já Começam na Calçada (TV Series documentary)
 2019 Bacurau
 2016/I Aquarius
 2015 A Copa do Mundo no Recife (TV Series documentary short)
 2010 Luz Industrial Mágica (Documentary short)
 2009 Cold Tropics (Short)
 2008 Crítico (Documentary)
 2007 Jogo Sem Gandula (Short)
 2005 Eletrodoméstica (Short)
 2004 Green Vinyl (Short)
 2002 The Little Cotton Girl (Short)
 1997 Caged In (Short)
 1995 Lixo nos Canais (Documentary short)
 1994 Paz a esta casa (Short)
 1992 Casa de Imagem (Documentary short)
 1992 Homem de Projeção (Documentary short)
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Show Show Sound department (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (10 credits)

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[press conference for Aquarius (2016) at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival] It's a film about resistance, a little bit about survival, and maybe above all it's about the energy that you get from trying to survive. Technically speaking, you're spending energy and getting exhausted trying to survive but I actually believe it gives you more energy to go on and fight and defend yourself and, in my mind, ... See more »


His top ten films of all time are: Bigger Than Life (1956), La Ciénaga (2001), Heaven's Gate (1980), One-Eyed Jacks (1961), Hard Boiled (1992), Marketa Lazarová (1967), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Secret Sunshine (2007) and Limit (1931). See more »

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