Simone Cortezão is a Brazilian film director, producer, and screenwriter. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 3, 1982.
Simone began her career in the film industry by writing and directing several short films, including “The Party” (2003), “Soul” (2004) and “The Other Side” (2005). Her first feature film, “Mourning” (2008), was selected for the Venice Film Festival and won the FIPRESCI Prize for best director.
In 2010, Simone directed her second feature film, “The Art of Lying”, which also won the FIPRESCI Prize for best director at the Venice Film Festival. This film was also selected for the Sundance Film Festival.
Simone has also directed many music videos, which have been released on the internet. Her videos for artists such as Seu Jorge, Eliane Elias, and Vanessa da Mata have been praised for their innovative visual style and use of color.
In 2015, Simone directed her third feature film, “The Midsummer Night”. This film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the International Critics’ Week.
Simone is an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and has spoken out against gender-based violence. She has also been very vocal about the lack of representation of women in the film industry and is a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement.
Simone is an accomplished director who has made an impact in the film industry. Her work has been praised for its bold visuals and strong female leads. She is a leader in the Brazilian film industry and an inspiration to filmmakers around the world.