Born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1974. She is a theater, film and television actress, producer and director. She starred in stage plays, television series and soap operas and also acted in films such as “My Hindu Friend” (2015, 39th Mostra) and “Behind the Doors” (2022, 46th Mostra). For her career as an actress, she received the Order of Cultural Merit medal in 2013, awarded by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. Bárbara directed the short films “Making of My Hindu Friend” (2015, 39th Mostra), “Talk to Him” (2018, 42nd Mostra) and “Act” (2021, 45th Mostra). Her first feature film as director, “Babenco - Tell Me When I Die” (2019, 43rd Mostra), won the award for best documentary at Venice Classics - Biennale Cinema and was chosen to represent Brazil in the nomination for best foreign film at the Academy Awards. In 2023, she made the exhibition, installation and performance “Auto-Acusação”.
Born in Lavagna, Italy, in 1952. She began her career as an assistant to Michelangelo Antonioni, with whom she worked on films such as “Chung Kuo: China” (1972), “The Passenger” (1975), “The Mystery of Oberwald” (1980), “Identification of a Woman” (1982) and “Noto, Mandorli, Vulcano, Stromboli, Carnevale” (1992). In her career behind the camera, she made “Lux Orientis” (1992), a documentary about Saint Francis of Assisi, “To Make a Film Is to Be Alive” (1995), making-of of the film “Beyond the Clouds” (1995), and “Con Michelangelo” (2005), a film about Michelangelo Antonioni’s work as a painter. Still for Antonioni, she produced “Kumbha Mela” (1989) and “Sicilia” (1997) and signed artistic collaboration for his last films: “Beyond the Clouds”, “Eros” (2004) and “Michelangelo Eye to Eye” (2004). Enrica also curated exhibitions of Michelangelo Antonioni’s paintings.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1966. He studied philosophy and theoretical physics before taking up filmmaking, initially directing commercials. He directed the short film “3 Joes” (1991), awarded at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, and made his full-length debut with the independent comedy “Adam & Paul” (2004). He also directed “Garage” (2007, 31st Mostra), presented at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the C.I.C.A.E. Award, granted by the art movie theatre circuit, “What Richard Did” (2012), exhibited at the Toronto Film Festival, “Frank” (2014), screened at Sundance Film Festival, “Room” (2015), nominated for fours Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture and Best Achievement in Directing, and for which Brie Larson was awarded with an Academy Award for Best Leading Actress, and “The Little Stranger” (2018). He also directed the awarded television series “Prosperity” (2007), “Normal People” (2020) and “Conversations with Friends” (2022). The 47th Mostra will present Abrahamson ́s first three feature films as part of its programme.
Born in the Netherlands in 1956. She studied German language and literature, theatre studies and sociology at the Utrecht University and the Free University of Berlin. In 1986, Mariëtte joined the film distribution company Tobis Film and, in 1995, she moved into film production, before established her own production company in Hamburg and working with Mika Kaurismäki. In 2000, she moved to the Munich based production company Hofmann & Voges. She became responsible for international festival relationships and public relations at German Films, the German organisation for the international promotion of German cinema, in 2003. She became deputy managing director at German Films in 2006 and managing director in 2011. Mariëtte Rissenbeek is the managing director of the Berlin International Film Festival since June 2019.
Born in Guinea-Bissau in 1988. He is an actor and transdisciplinary artist from the Balanta ethnic group and lives in Berlin. He is co-founder of the production company KUSSA, and has a degree in acting from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School at the Polytechnical Institute of Lisbon, and a postgraduate degree in performance from UniRio. Among his works as a director are the short films “Bastien” (2016), “Run if You Can, Dance if You Dare” (2020), “Mudança” (2021) and “Calling Cabral” (2022), presented in film festivals such as Berlin, London, Sheffield and IndieLisboa. He acted in films like “Body Electric” (2017), “Joaquim” (2017), “Berlin Alexanderplatz” (2020, 44th Mostra), “Pedro, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” (2021, 45th Mostra) and “Crimes of the Future” (2022 ). At the 47th Mostra, Bungué is also present in the film “Dialogues After the End”. He released his first book in 2022, the autobiographical essay “Corpo Periférico”.