João Miller Guerra

João Miller Guerra

Director, Screenplay


João Miller Guerra is a leading director in the Brazilian film industry. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1975, he attended the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he graduated in 1998 with a degree in film studies.

In the early 2000s, Miller Guerra began to make his mark in the world of independent Brazilian cinema with his first feature film, "O Príncipe das Águas" (2001). The film was a critical success, winning several awards at film festivals around the world, including the Grand Prize at the Havana Film Festival and the Best Feature Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival. This success propelled Miller Guerra into the spotlight and established him as one of the leading independent filmmakers of his generation.

In the years that followed, Miller Guerra continued to explore the themes of human identity and Brazilian culture in his films. His follow-up feature, "Eu Tu Eles" (2005), was a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards, including the Best Director Award at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. It was also nominated for several Cinema Brazil Grand Prize awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

In the years since, Miller Guerra has continued to make a name for himself in the Brazilian film industry. His most recent feature film, "Aquarius" (2016), was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and was a box office hit in Brazil.

Miller Guerra's body of work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Brazilian Academy of Cinema Award for Best Director and the Brazilian Academy of Arts and Culture Award for Best Director. He has also been honored with the Order of Cultural Merit in Brazil, the highest cultural award in the country.

Miller Guerra is considered one of the most important figures in contemporary Brazilian cinema. His films explore complex social issues in a uniquely Brazilian context, and have become a touchstone for a new generation of filmmakers. He continues to be a major force in the Brazilian film industry, and his work is sure to continue to inspire and entertain audiences around the world for many years to come.

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