Pedro Diniz Reis is an acclaimed Brazilian film director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his critically acclaimed films such as “O Homem Das Laranjas” (The Man of Oranges) and “O Menino e o Vento” (The Boy and the Wind).
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1962, Pedro Diniz Reis grew up in a family of writers and filmmakers. His father, Pedro Reis, was a renowned filmmaker, and his mother, Maria Diniz, was an acclaimed writer. Diniz Reis was always passionate about filmmaking, and began making his own short films as a teenager.
In 1981, Diniz Reis enrolled in the University of São Paulo's School of Communication and Arts, where he studied film and television production. After graduating in 1986, he quickly established himself as one of Brazil's most innovative filmmakers, creating films that explored the lives of ordinary people in unique and creative ways.
In 1994, Diniz Reis released his first feature-length film, “O Homem Das Laranjas”, which earned him both critical and commercial success. The film won multiple awards, including the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. Diniz Reis' next film, “O Menino e o Vento”, was released in 2006, and was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
In addition to his filmmaking career, Diniz Reis is also active in the Brazilian film industry, serving as a producer on several films and television shows. He has served as a jury member for numerous film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
Diniz Reis has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the Order of Rio Branco, and the Order of Merit of São Paulo. He is also a member of the Brazilian Academy of Cinema, and the Academia Paulista de Letras.
Pedro Diniz Reis is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian filmmakers of all time. His films have won numerous awards, and have been screened in film festivals all over the world. He is a master of his craft, and his films continue to be celebrated for their unique and creative approach to storytelling.