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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Renata Pinheiro

Renata PINHEIRO (1970, Brazil) started her career as a visual artist and participated in several exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. In 2002, she studied at the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel in Paris and made her first short film, Maria Alice. Together with frequent collaborator Sérgio Oliveira, she founded the production company Aroma Filmes. In 2011, Pinheiro made her first feature documentary, Estradeiros, together with Oliveira. That same year, their short Praça Walt Disney was nominated for a Golden Pardino at Locarno International Film Festival. Her independent feature debut Amor, Plástico e Barulho (2013) won several awards. In 2018, she and Oliveira wrote and directed the TV miniseries Africa da sorte together.


Maria Alice (2002, short doc), Le petit navire (2002, short), Arqueologia da amnésia (2004, short), Guenzo (2005, short), Clipping Salvador (2008, short), Superbarroco (2008, short), Praça Walt Disney/Walt Disney Square (2011, short doc, co-dir), Estradeiros/Wanderers (2011, doc, co-dir), Amor, Plástico e Barulho/Love, Plastic and Noise (2013), Açúcar/Sugar (2017, co-dir), Africa da sorte (2018, TV series, co-dir), Carro Rei/King Car (2021, co-dir)

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Renata Pinheiro at IFFR

  • Bog of Beasts

    Ruthless edge of the life of a young Brazilian girl growing up in a society shaped by violence and sexual abuse. Assis doesn’t leave much doubt about

    • VPRO Tiger Awards Competition
  • The Dead Girl’s Feast

    Exuberant film and incomparable narrative about a village at the source of the Amazon that is in the grip of an exotic mystical cult: a half crazy nar

    • Bright Future
  • Carro Rei

    Revived wrecked cars prove more evil than expected in highly original film about steel, sex, populism, ecology and humanity.

    • Big Screen Competition
  • Rat Fever

    High-power report of freedom and love on the fringes of tropical Recife. Anarchistic poet Zizo falls for the down-to-earth Eneida, while his friends s

    • Spectrum
  • Praça Walt Disney

    Everything looks different if we view the city with a soundtrack of music from Walt Disney films. Festive, crazy portrait of Recife.

    • Spectrum Shorts
  • Hotel Atlantico

    An unemployed actor leaves without travel plans for the countryside, where a series of unexpected encounters and bizarre situations await him. This st

    • Spectrum
  • Açúcar

    Against her better judgment, elegant Bethania refuses to relinquish her heritage, instead reviving the past. The old sugar mill is on an estate c

    • Voices
  • Zama

    At the end of the eighteenth century Zama, a servant of the Spanish crown, whiles away his time on the banks of a South American river waiting for a l

    • A History of Shadows