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Bruno Barreto

Born in 1955 in Rio de Janeiro, Bruno Barreto has directed eighteen feature films to date. He created his first film, TATI, in 1972, at the age of 17. This was followed by A ESTRELA SOBE, (THE RISING STAR). His 1976 film DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS was the biggest box office hit recorded in Brazil up until 2011, with more than 12 million tickets sold and a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. His other notable films include FOUR DAYS IN SEPTEMBER, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1998, BOSSA NOVA, dedicated to the city of his birth Rio de Janeiro and ROMEO AND JULIET GET MARRIED , his 2005 film that won several audience awards in many international festivals. The same year he made MONEY ON THE SIDE. Since 1990, Bruno Barreto has divided his career between Brazil and the United States. In the USA he made six feature films with major stars such as Robert Duvall, Andy Garcia, Kevin Spacey and Amy Irving in A SHOW OF FORCE, Dennis Hopper and Amy Irving in CARRIED AWAY, and Gwyneth Paltrow and Mike Myers in VIEW FROM THE TOP. In 2006 Bruno Barreto directed the Brazilian stage production of the 2005 Pulitzer and Tony winner play DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley. In 2007, Bruno directed LAST STOP 174 which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews and sold out screenings. Bruno has recently finished REACHING FOR THE MOON, starring Miranda Otto and Gloria Pires which tells the story of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop and her long relationship with the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.