Bárbara Tavares is a Portuguese film director, producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for her award-winning films such as “The Way of the Sea”, “The Burden of Time”, and “The Curse of the Sun”.
Tavares was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1986. She graduated from the University of Lisbon in 2009 with a degree in philosophy and film studies. Afterward, she moved to London to pursue a master's degree in filmmaking at the National Film and Television School.
In 2015, Tavares wrote and directed her first feature film “The Way of the Sea”, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. The film won the Jury Prize at the Fribourg International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Film at the Portuguese Golden Globe.
In 2018, Tavares wrote and directed her second feature film “The Burden of Time”. The film received five nominations at the Portuguese Golden Globe, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
In 2020, Tavares wrote and directed her third feature film “The Curse of the Sun”. The film was selected for the International Competition at the Venice Film Festival and won the FIPRESCI Award. The film was also nominated for Best Film at the Portuguese Golden Globe.
Tavares is a rising star in the Portuguese film industry. Her films have been praised for their powerful storytelling and visual style. She is known for her commitment to social issues, with her films often shedding light on the struggles of marginalized communities in Portugal.
Tavares is passionate about filmmaking and is committed to her craft. She is constantly pushing herself to create bold and innovative films that challenge the status quo. With her impressive body of work, Tavares is quickly establishing herself as one of the most promising voices in Portuguese cinema.