Carlos Diegues

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
A former poet, journalist and film critic, Carlos Diegues emerged as one of the foremost proponents of Brazil's Cinema Novo movement (akin to the French New Wave). Since making his first features in the early 1960s, he ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1940 in Maceio, Alagoas, BR

Filmography

Writer (31)

O Maior Amor Do Mundo 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Orfeu 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tieta 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rio's Love Songs 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dias Melhores Virao 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Um Trem para as estrelas 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Quilombo 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bye Bye Brazil 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Summer Rain 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Na Boca de Mundo 1977 (Movie)

(Book as Source Material)

Xica da Silva 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Xica da Silva 1974 (Movie)

(From Story)

A Estrela sobe 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Anibal Machado 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cinema Iris 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Joanna Francesa 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Joanna Francesca 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Joanna Francesca 1972 (Movie)

(From Story)

Quando o carnaval chegar 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Quando o carnaval chegar 1972 (Movie)

(From Story)

Receita de futebol 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Un Sejour 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Inheritors 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Inheritors 1968 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

The Inheritors 1968 (Movie)

(From Story)

Ganga Zumba 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ganga Zumba 1963 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Cinco vezes favela 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cinco vezes favela 1960 (Movie)

(From Story)

Domingo 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Domingo 1960 (Movie)

(From Story)
Director (21)

O Maior Amor Do Mundo 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Orfeu 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Tieta 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Rio's Love Songs 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Dias Melhores Virao 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Um Trem para as estrelas 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Quilombo 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Bye Bye Brazil 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

A Summer Rain 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Xica da Silva 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Anibal Machado 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Cinema Iris 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Joanna Francesa 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Joanna Francesca 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Quando o carnaval chegar 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Receita de futebol 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Un Sejour 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

The Inheritors 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Ganga Zumba 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Cinco vezes favela 1960 (Movie)

("Escola de samba, Alegria de viver") (Director)

Domingo 1960 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (8)

5 x Favela, Now by Ourselves 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tieta 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Dias Melhores Virao 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dede Mamata 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Quando o carnaval chegar 1972 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Inheritors 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Earth Entranced 1965 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Ganga Zumba 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (3)

40X15: Forty Years of the Directors' Fortnight 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Les Soleils De L'ile De Paques 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Receita de futebol 1970 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Biography

A former poet, journalist and film critic, Carlos Diegues emerged as one of the foremost proponents of Brazil's Cinema Novo movement (akin to the French New Wave). Since making his first features in the early 1960s, he has explored various aspects of Brazilian life in political, social and historical contexts, with particular emphasis on slavery and its legacy to his native land's culture. Diegues is nothing if not passionate, but that passion comes at a price. Perhaps the most common criticism of his work is that his films are not audience friendly; they demand scrupulous attention but to those willing to make the commitment, they yield many riches.

Relationships

Manuel Diegues

Father

EDUCATION

studied law in Rio de Janeiro

Milestones

1999

Realized dream of making a film based on Vinicius de Moraes' play "Oreu da Conceicao"; "Orfeu" selected as Brazil's entry for the 1999 Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film

1996

Wrote, directed and co-produced "Tieta"

1994

Used four popular songs as the basis for the omnibus film "Rio's Love Songs"

1990

Produced, directed and wrote "Dias Melhores Virao/Better Days Ahead", about a struggling actress

1984

Helmed and scripted the historical saga "Quilombo", a fact-based drama about 17th-century escaped African slaves who establish their own community in the mountains

1980

Enjoyed international hit with "Bye Bye Brazil", about a group of traveling performers

1975

Wrote and directed the acclaimed "Xica/Xica da Silva", a portrait of a former female slave who rises to power

1968

Produced, wrote and directed the historical political epic "Os Herdeiros/The Inheritors/The Heirs"

1963

Feature debut as director, producer and co-screenwriter, "Ganga Zumba"; film introduced a major theme in his work, the examination of slavery

1961

Helmed the episode "Escola de samba, alegria de viver", featured as part of the omnibus film "Cinco vezes favela"

1959

Made several amateur short films including "Fuga" (1959) and "Brasilia" (1960)

Worked as a journalist and film critic

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