Felipe Carvalho is an award-winning Brazilian film director and screenwriter. He has directed films in both Portuguese and English. He is best known for his feature film debut, "Aquarius", which won the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize.
Carvalho was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He began his career in television, directing several television shows, and worked as an assistant director in films such as "Cidade de Deus" (2002) and "O Homem do Ano" (2003). Carvalho’s first feature film, "Aquarius" (2016), was highly acclaimed and won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2017, Carvalho directed the film "Bacurau", which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize. The film was also nominated for the Palme d’Or, making Carvalho the first Brazilian filmmaker to be nominated for the award. Carvalho’s third feature film, "O Deserto" (2020), premiered at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival.
Carvalho is an advocate of the Brazilian film industry and has been a jury member for several film festivals, including the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and the São Paulo International Film Festival. He has also been an instructor for the Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro, Brazil's most important film school.
Carvalho’s films are known for their visual style and social commentary. His films explore themes such as class, race, and politics in Brazil, while also depicting the beauty of the country. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, the Berlin International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize, and the Venice International Film Festival Best Screenplay award.
Carvalho is a talented film director who has created a unique body of work that has gained international recognition. He has successfully blended his knowledge of the Brazilian culture and society with his cinematic vision, creating films that are both entertaining and thought-provoking. He has carved out a place for himself in the international film industry and is a director to watch.