Eryk Rocha

Eryk Rocha

Director, Director of photography, Editor, Camera Operator, Writer


Eryk Rocha is a Brazilian director and screenwriter. He was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1976 and is the son of renowned filmmaker, Glauber Rocha. Rocha began his career in film in 2001 when he directed his first feature film, “No Intenso Agora”, which was critically acclaimed and won numerous awards at various festivals. He has since gone on to direct several other feature films, as well as a few documentaries and shorts.

Rocha’s films often focus on Brazil’s racial and economic divides, as well as its cultural tensions and its complex relationship with its indigenous populations. His films feature a mixture of documentary and fiction, and often blend the two together in unique ways. This style has earned him recognition from critics and audiences alike, and has made him one of the most respected directors in Brazil.

In 2008, Rocha released his second feature film, “Linha de Passe”, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The film tells the story of four brothers from a poor family living in a São Paulo slum. It examines the problems of poverty, racism, and violence in Brazil, and how these issues are presented in the media.

In 2010, Rocha released his third feature film, “Jorge Mautner - O Filho do Holocausto”. The film follows the life of Jorge Mautner, a famous Brazilian singer and songwriter, and explores his relationship with his father, who was a survivor of the Holocaust. The film was highly praised and won numerous awards at festivals around the world.

Rocha’s most recent feature film is “O Som ao Redor”, which was released in 2013. The film tells the story of a young man who moves to a small town in the Brazilian countryside, and explores the relationships he has with the locals. It was highly praised for its unique visual style and its exploration of the complexities of rural life in Brazil.

Eryk Rocha has been praised for his unique approach to filmmaking, and for his ability to blend documentary and fiction in unique ways. He has won numerous awards for his work, and has become one of the most respected directors in Brazil. His films have been praised for their exploration of Brazil’s social issues and for their unique visual style.