Eduardo Coutinho

Eduardo Coutinho

Eduardo Coutinho (1933-2014) enjoyed an extraordinary career in the Brazilian film industry, mainly as a documentarist. He was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a contemporary of many Cinema Novo filmmakers, friend and colleague of several of them, but he only became a director at the beginning of the 1980s, almost at the age of fifty, in a context entirely different from that of Brazil in the 1960s. He also studied law, theatre and journalism, in which he worked for many years. He is the author of articles on the Brazilian film industry published in newspapers and magazines. His first contact with the film world was at a seminar in 1954, but from then until 1957 he was the editor of Visão magazine and later decided to take up film studies at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Cinematographic Studies (IDHEC) in Paris. He worked on the script or in the production of major films directed by Leon Hirzsman (A Falecida, Garota de Ipanema), Eduardo Escorel (Lição de Amor), Bruno Barreto (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands) and Zelito Viana (Os Condenados). In 1975, Coutinho joined the Globo Repórter team, where he remained for nine years, and, according to its director, it was an important learning curve that convinced him to move into documentary films. In spite of censorship, the team (made up of Paulo Gil Soares, João Batista de Andrade, Jorge Bodansky, and Oswaldo Caldeira, among others) managed to go in-depth into a number of topics. Coutinho’s documentaries from this period include Seis Dias em Ouricuri (on the drought and the hard labour in the outback), O Pistoleiro de Serra Talhada (on banditry in the north-east), O Imperador do Sertão (on Colonel Teodorico Bezerra) and O Menino de Brodósqui (on the painter, Cândido Portinari).
    Known for
    Directing
    Place of birth
    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
    Birthday
    5/11/1933
Twenty Years Later
Twenty Years Later
8.2
Eduardo Coutinho, 7 de outubro
Eduardo Coutinho, 7 de outubro
7
Câncer
Câncer
8
Last Conversations
Last Conversations
7.5
Madame Satã
Madame Satã
6.9
Tudo Por Amor ao Cinema
0
Sete Visitas
Sete Visitas
10
Os Mendigos
Os Mendigos
0
Dib
Dib
0
Coutinho.doc - Apartamento 608
Coutinho.doc - Apartamento 608
0
Capturing Reality
Capturing Reality
5.9
Crítico
Crítico
7.8
Uma Visita Para Elizabeth Teixeira
Uma Visita Para Elizabeth Teixeira
0
A Treat of Coutinho
A Treat of Coutinho
6.4
Babilônia 2000
Babilônia 2000
7
The Girl from Ipanema
The Girl from Ipanema
6.2
The Memory Thread
The Memory Thread
6.9
Candango: Memoirs from a Festival
Candango: Memoirs from a Festival
5
The Mighty Spirit
The Mighty Spirit
6.7
1964: 40 Years After
1964: 40 Years After
0
Memórias do Grupo Opinião
Memórias do Grupo Opinião
0
The Method
The Method
5
Movie Theaters of Rio
Movie Theaters of Rio
0
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