Glauber Rocha

Active - 1962 - 1999  |   Born - Mar 14, 1938   |   Died - Aug 22, 1981   |   Genres - Drama

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Filmmaker Glauber Rocha was one of the central figures in the Brazilian Cinema Novo movement. His provocative work, often based on popular myths, fables, and rituals, is filled with an ambiguity, depth, and a complexity that met with enthusiastic response from patrons of Western art houses. Rocha did not have formal training in filmmaking; instead he gained his insight from film societies and his career as a film critic. His work is heavily influenced by some of the giants of modern filmmaking, including Orson Welles, Eisenstein, and John Ford.