Andrucha Waddington

Andrucha Waddington

Director, Writer, Producer


Andrucha Waddington is a Brazilian director, producer and screenwriter who has been working in the film industry since the early 1990s. He is best known for his films such as Lula, Son of Brazil and House of Sand.

Andrucha was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1965. He attended the University of Rio de Janeiro, where he studied film and television. After graduating, he began his career as an assistant director for the Brazilian film production company, VideoFilmes.

In 1992, he wrote and directed his first feature film, Chão de Estrelas (Stars on the Ground). The film was well-received and won the Best Picture prize at the Brazilian Academy Awards.

In 1998, Andrucha released his second feature film, Lula, Son of Brazil. The film was a success and won the Best Picture Award at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. The film also earned him the Best Director Award at the same festival.

In 2005, Andrucha released his third feature film, House of Sand. The film was well-received and won several awards, including the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

In the years since, Andrucha has continued to write and direct both feature films and television shows. He is currently working on his eighth feature film, The Second Life of Parvaneh, which is scheduled for release in 2020.

Andrucha is known for his intense visual style and for his willingness to explore political and social themes in his films. He is also known for his collaborative approach to filmmaking, often working with the same actors, crew, and production teams on multiple projects.

Andrucha has been highly praised by critics and fans alike for his work in the film industry. He has won numerous awards over the years, including the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival Best Director Award in 2005 and the Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear in 2006.

Andrucha Waddington has been an influential figure in the Brazilian film industry for over two decades. His intense visual style and willingness to explore social and political themes have earned him a great deal of acclaim over the years. His unique approach to filmmaking has made him one of the most respected directors in the Brazilian film industry.