Ícaro Pio is a Brazilian film director, producer, and writer. He is best known for his work on films such as “Bus 174” and “The Year My Parents Went on Vacation”. Born in 1975 in São Paulo, Brazil, Pio began his career working as a production assistant on a number of films, before eventually transitioning into directing.
In 2002, Pio directed his first feature film, “My Father’s Garden”, which was critically acclaimed and won numerous awards, including the Critics Award at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. This success was followed by another critically acclaimed film, “Bus 174”, which was released in 2004. The film was a commercial success and earned Pio the Best Director Award at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
In 2006, Pio released his third film, “The Year My Parents Went on Vacation”, which was a commercial success and earned him the Best Film award at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. Following this success, Pio went on to direct other successful films, such as “The Man from the Future”, “The Dog Who Loved Too Much”, and “The Night of the Living Dead”.
Pio’s films often tackle difficult subject matters, including poverty, violence, and racism. As a result, his films have been praised for their realism and their ability to capture the struggles of everyday life in Brazil. Pio’s work has also been praised for its use of cinematic techniques, such as slow motion and close-ups, to create a sense of tension and emotion.
In addition to his work as a director, Pio has also served as a producer on a number of films, including “City of God” and “The Motorcycle Diaries”. He has also written and directed several short films, and contributed to the writing of the feature films “City of God” and “The Year My Parents Went on Vacation”.
Ícaro Pio is one of the most successful and acclaimed directors in Brazil. His films have been praised for their realism and for their cinematic techniques, and have earned him numerous awards and accolades. He is currently working on his next feature film, which is set to be released in 2021.