Frederico Lobo is a Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. He has directed and produced several feature films, television series, and documentaries. He is best known for his films “Aquarius” and “The Second Mother” which were both nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Lobo was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1968. He studied film at the Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro in Rio and later attended the New York Film Academy. After studying film in New York, he returned to Brazil and worked as a director and producer for various television series, documentaries, and short films.
In 2003, he released his first feature film “The Second Mother” which was critically acclaimed and won several awards. The film follows a young woman who works as a domestic maid for a wealthy family in Rio. The film was a success in Brazil and also received international attention. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.
In 2016, he released his second feature film “Aquarius” which was also critically acclaimed. The film follows a 65-year-old woman who refuses to sell her apartment to a real estate company. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
After the success of his two feature films, Lobo went on to direct several television series and documentaries. His most recent project is a documentary about the life and work of Brazilian musician João Gilberto. He is also currently working on a feature film about the life of Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral.
Lobo’s work has been praised by critics for its depth and complexity. His films have won numerous awards and have been nominated for the Palme d’Or twice. He is considered one of the most talented and innovative directors in Brazil.