João Paulo Miranda Maria
Inspired by the work of the Dziga Vertov Group, João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA founded the Kino-olho group in Brazil, a collective of artists who reflect and debate on cinema. Their goal is to encourage the filming of the stories and folklore of Brazilian culture. It is in the hinterland of São Paulo that João Paulo Miranda Maria finds the themes and aesthetics that nourish his cinema. In 2015, his short film Command Action premiered at Le Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. The following year he made The Girl Who Danced with the Devil, receiving a Special Mention of the Jury at Cannes’ Official Competition. Meninas Formicida (2017), produced by Les Valseurs, was selected at Venice. João’s first feature, Memory House, was the only Latin-American entry in the 2020 Cannes Official Selection.
Ida do Diabo (2014, short), Command Action (2015, short), A moça que dançou com o Diabo/The Girl Who Danced with the Devil (2016, short), Meninas formicida (2017, short), Memory House (2020)