Rodrigo Carneiro is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1965. His father was a film producer, and his mother was a social worker.
Carneiro started making short films when he was just 15 years old. His first film, “Amarelo” (Yellow) won a prize at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. After that, he went on to study film in France and the United States.
Carneiro has directed several feature films since his debut in 1990. His most successful films include “A Casa das Sete Mulheres” (The House of Seven Women, 2003) and “O Menino Maluquinho” (The Crazy Kid, 2006). Both films were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
He has also produced several television series, including “Cidade dos Sonhos” (City of Dreams, 2003) and “A Ilha dos Cães” (The Island of Dogs, 2006).
Carneiro’s films often focus on the relationships between parents and their children. He has said that his films explore “the complexities of life, its surprises and its contradictions.”
In addition to his film work, Carneiro is also a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has also been a jury member for several international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Carneiro is considered one of Brazil’s most important and influential filmmakers. His films have been screened around the world, and have won numerous awards. He has also been recognized for his contribution to Brazilian cinema, including a lifetime achievement award from the Brazilian Academy of Cinema in 2012.
Carneiro is a passionate advocate for independent filmmaking, and has said that “the strength of Brazilian cinema lies in its diversity and its capacity for renewal.” He continues to write and direct films that explore the complexities of life, and to inspire aspiring filmmakers around the world.