Kleber Mendonça Filho
Kleber Mendonça Filho (b. 1968, Recife, Brazil) has lived since childhood in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife, where he studied journalism at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, after which he worked for various journals. During the 1990s he shot documentaries, videos and experimental films. In the period 2003-2009 he directed short films based on his own scripts. In 2008 he gained attention for his feature-length documentary Critic (Crítico). This was followed by Neighboring Sounds (O Som ao Redor, 2012), which won the FIPRESCI Prize at Rotterdam, and Aquarius(2016), screened in the main competition at the 69th Cannes IFF.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016