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NELSON PEREIRA DOS SANTOS

[ S„o Paulo: 1928 ] Undoubtedly one of the most important names in Brazilian cinema, his colleagues call him Maestro, and many regard him as the "Father" of Brazilís Cinema Novo movement. The writer Jorge Amado says that Nelson dos Santos' work is distinguished by the fact that the director delves ever more deeply into the reality of Brazil and the evolution of a Brazilian consciousness. In 1998, Nelson Pereira dos Santos was awarded the Oscarito trophy at the Gramado Film Festival, for his contribution to cinema.

Updated in 1999