João Mário Grilo

Active - 1979 - 2009  |   Born - Nov 8, 1958   |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Portuguese director João Mário Grilo made his feature-film debut with Maria (1979), a film sponsored by the Instituto Portuguêse de Cinema. Before entering cinema, Grilo studied economics and sociology. A film buff, he participated in several film societies and was also a member of the Centro de Estudios Cinematográficos.