Naruna Kaplan de Macedo

Naruna Kaplan de Macedo



Naruna Kaplan de Macedo is a Brazilian filmmaker, born in Rio de Janeiro. She has been making films since the 1980s and has won numerous awards for her work.

Naruna started her career as a production assistant for the national television network, Rede Globo, and later joined the production team of director Carlos Diegues. In 1989, Naruna began directing television shows for Rede Globo and soon began making her own feature films.

Naruna's first feature film, "The Heart of a Dragon" (1995) was a huge success in Brazil. The film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards, including the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Naruna's second film, "The Edge of the Sea" (2001), also won awards at the Berlinale and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.

In addition to feature films, Naruna has directed a number of documentaries, short films, and television series. Her documentaries have covered a variety of topics, including poverty, human rights, and environmental issues.

In 2014, Naruna made her return to feature films with the critically acclaimed "The Holy Father" (2014). The film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize of the Jury at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Naruna is also a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where she teaches classes in film production and directing. She is an active member of the Brazilian Filmmakers Association and was one of the founders of the Brazilian Women's Filmmakers Network.

Naruna Kaplan de Macedo is a talented and respected filmmaker who has made an important contribution to the world of Brazilian cinema. She is an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers and has been an important voice in the fight for gender equality in the film industry.

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