Coutinho in 2012
Eduardo de Oliveira Coutinho
May 11, 1933
|Died||February 2, 2014 (aged 80)|
Born in São Paulo in 1933, Coutinho was a law school graduate. He worked as copy editor at the magazine Visão between 1954 and 1957, and after that he went to France to study film direction at the Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques.
Back to Brazil in 1960, Coutinho collaborated with the Centro Popular de Cultura - CPC (Popular Center of Culture), an intellectual group associated to the União Nacional de Estudantes -UNE (National Student Union), where he produced the 1962 film Cinco Vezes Favela.
Chosen to direct CPC's next production, Coutinho started to work in a fiction based on the death of João Pedro Teixeira, a peasant leader of the Ligas Camponesas in Pernambuco, titled Cabra marcado para morrer. The own rural workers would play themselves in the film, including Elizabeth, Teixeira's widow. The production was interrupted by the 1964 military coup d'état, and part of the production was imprisoned. After the end of dictatorship in Brazil, in 1985, the film was resumed, but as a documentary with shots of the original film and interviews of the surviving production members.
|Indicates a documentary||Indicates a short film|
|Year||Original title||English release title(s)||Language(s)||Notes|
|1967||O Pacto||Portuguese||Segment of The ABC of Love (1967). Brazilian-argentinian co-production.|
|1968||O Homem Que Comprou o Mundo||The Man Who Bought the World||Portuguese|
|1976||Seis Dias de Ouricuri||Portuguese||Short documentary on the life conditions of the Ouricuri city in Brazil.|
|1978||Theodorico: Imperador do Sertão||Theodorico: Emperor of the Interior||Portuguese|
|1979||Exu: Uma Tragédia Sertaneja||Exu: A Tragedy in the Back Country||Portuguese|
|1984||Cabra Marcado para Morrer||Twenty Years Later||Portuguese|
|1987||Santa Marta: Duas Semanas no Morro||Santa Marta: Two Weeks in the Slums||Portuguese||Documentary on the daily life in the Dona Marta favela.|
|1989||Volta Redonda: Memorial da Greve||Portuguese||Short documentary.|
|1991||O Fio da Memória||Portuguese|
|1993||Boca de Lixo||Scavengers||Portuguese||Documentary on the waste pickers' daily life in the Itaoca neighborhood in the São Gonçalo city.|
|1994||Os Romeiros do Padre Cícero||Portuguese||Short documentary.|
|1995||Seis Histórias||Portuguese||Short documentary.|
|1996||Mulheres no Front||Portuguese||Short documentary.|
|1999||Santo Forte||The Mighty Spirit||Portuguese||Short documentary on the March of the One Hundred Thousand.|
|2000||Babilônia 2000||Portuguese||Documentary on the 1999-2000 New Year's Eve celebrations on the favelas located in the Morro da Babilônia.|
|2002||Edifício Master||Master: A Building in Copacabana||Portuguese||Documentary on the residents of the Edifício Master apartment building in Rio de Janeiro.|
|2004||Peões||Metalworkers||Portuguese||Documentary on the workers who took part on the 1978-1980 workers' strike in the ABC Region.|
|2005||O Fim e o Princípio||The End and the Beginning||Portuguese|
|2007||Jogo de Cena||Playing||Portuguese|
|2010||Um Dia na Vida||A Day in the Life||Portuguese|
|2014||Sobreviventes de Galileia||Portuguese||Half-length documentary.|
|2014||A Família de Elizabeth Teixeira||Elizabeth Teixeira's Family||Portuguese||Sequel to Cabra Marcado para Morrer.|
|2015||Últimas Conversas||Last Conversations||Portuguese|
- "IMDB.com: Awards for The ABC of Love". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
- "r7.com: Cineasta Eduardo Coutinho é assassinado no Rio; filho é suspeito". r7.com. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
- "Brazil film director Eduardo Coutinho stabbed to death". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
- "Brazilian Filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho Dies at 80". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
- "FILM: '20 YEARS LATER'". The New York Times. May 12, 1985. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
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