Leonor Teles

Leonor Teles

Actor, Director


Leonor Teles is a Portuguese filmmaker and director best known for her work in film and television. She is known for her unique visual style and her ability to combine narrative and visual elements to create stunning visuals.

Teles was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1979. She attended the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon, where she studied directing and cinematography. After graduating, she went on to work on a number of short films and music videos. Her first feature film, 7 Virgens, was released in 2004 and won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize at the 2004 Locarno International Film Festival.

Teles has since been involved in several feature films and documentaries, including the critically acclaimed The Face of an Angel (2012) and The Open Door (2016). She has also directed a number of television shows, including the Portuguese series A Festa da Vida (2012-2013). In 2018, she directed the feature film O Orfão, which won several awards at both the Venice Film Festival and the Locarno Film Festival.

In addition to her film work, Teles is also involved in a number of other projects. She has been a mentor at the Atelier of the Locarno Film Festival and has served as a jury member at numerous film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival.

Teles’ work has been praised for its unique visual style and her ability to combine narrative and visual elements. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter.

Teles’ work is a testament to her commitment to creating meaningful and visually stunning stories. She continues to push the boundaries of cinematic storytelling and is an inspiration to filmmakers around the world.

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