Cristiano Burlan is a Brazilian film director best known for his independent films that explore themes of identity and belonging. Born in Sao Paulo in 1970, he began his career working as an assistant director at a small production company. He quickly developed a passion for filmmaking and soon began directing his own short films.
In 2002, Burlan released his debut feature film, “Tomorrows With You”, which tells the story of a homeless man trying to make a life in the city of Sao Paulo. The film was a critical and commercial success, and won Burlan the Best Director award at the Festival de Cinema Brasileiro.
In 2005, Burlan released his second feature film, “The Man Who Wanted to Fly”, which follows a struggling artist trying to make a name for himself in the art world. The film was another success, and Burlan was nominated for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2008, Burlan released his third feature film, “The River of Life”, which tells the story of a young woman’s journey of self-discovery and redemption. The film was a critical success, and was nominated for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Burlan’s fourth feature film, “The Last Day of Summer”, was released in 2011. The film follows two teenage girls as they explore the world around them and discover the power of friendship and the courage to face life’s challenges. The film was a commercial and critical success, and won Burlan the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Burlan’s fifth feature film, “The Other Side of the Sky”, was released in 2013. The film tells the story of a young man’s journey to discover his true identity and his place in the world. The film was a critical and commercial success, and won Burlan the Best Director award at the Venice International Film Festival.
Throughout his career, Burlan has explored themes of identity, belonging, and redemption in his films. His work has been praised for its sensitive and nuanced approach to storytelling, and his films have won numerous awards and accolades. Burlan continues to make films that challenge audiences and explore the human condition.