Caiao Baú is a Brazilian film director who has been making waves in the international film industry since his award-winning debut feature film, "2 Filhos de Francisco" in 2004. Born in São Paulo in 1978, Baú's career began in television production before making the leap to the big screen. His films have been met with critical acclaim, winning many awards, including the Audience Award at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival in 2005, and most recently the Best Director award at the 2017 Huelva Latin American Film Festival in Spain.
Baú's directing style is often described as lyrical and poetic, and his films are often set in the Brazilian countryside, exploring themes of family, identity and social issues. His debut film, "2 Filhos de Francisco," tells the story of two brothers in a rural Brazilian family who are determined to make a better life for themselves. The film was a huge success, becoming one of the highest grossing Brazilian films of all time.
Baú has since gone on to direct several more films, including "Linha de Passe" (2008), "O Homem do Futuro" (2011), and "O Abismo Prateado" (2015). He has also directed several documentaries, including "O Caminho das Águas" (2007) and "O Som da Terra" (2016). His most recent film, "Vazante" (2017), was selected to be screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.
Baú is a highly skilled filmmaker with a unique visual style. He is passionate about creating films that explore the complexities of the human condition and the issues faced by his native Brazil. His films have been praised for their lyrical beauty, subtle performances, and powerful storytelling. He is an artist who is not afraid to take risks and push boundaries, and his work continues to captivate audiences around the world.