Sérgio Machado is a Brazilian director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his films Lower City (2005), The Carriers Are Waiting (2003) and The Middle of the World (2004).
Sérgio Machado was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1957. He began his career as an advertising filmmaker in the late 1970s. He then moved to France in the early 1980s, where he studied film at the University of Paris VIII. After returning to Brazil in the 1990s, he worked as a film editor before entering the directing scene.
His first feature film as a director was The Carriers Are Waiting (2003), which was critically acclaimed and won several awards at international film festivals. The film follows two friends, both truck drivers, as they search for fulfillment in life.
In 2005, he released his second feature film, Lower City. This film follows two friends, both prostitutes, as they look for love in a seedy Brazilian port city. The film was a success, and was nominated for numerous awards, including the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
In his most recent film, The Middle of the World (2004), Machado explores the idea of home and belonging through the story of an older man who moves to the countryside to start anew. The film was praised for its naturalistic performances and subtle direction.
Throughout his career, Sérgio Machado has explored themes of identity and belonging in his films. His works have been praised for their naturalistic performances and for their unique visual style, which combines a naturalistic approach to cinematography with a keen eye for emotions.
Sérgio Machado has become an important figure in Brazilian cinema, and his works have been screened and awarded in festivals all over the world. He continues to make films that explore the complexities of life, and inspire viewers to think more deeply about their own experiences.