Ruy Guerra

Ruy Guerra

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1931-08-22 (90 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Maputo, Moçambique

45 Movies

Biography

Ruy Alexandre Guerra Coelho Pereira (born August 22, 1931) is a Portuguese-Brazilian film director and screenwriter. Guerra was born a Portuguese citizen in Lourenço Marques (today Maputo) in Mozambique, when it was still a Portuguese colony.

Personal Life

In 1971, Guerra married Brazilian actress Leila Diniz. Diniz was killed the following year in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 471 in India.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

2 Movies
In Pieces

In Pieces

2020
One man, two lovers: Ana and Anna, living in identical apartments. Paranoia is the name of the game in this hallucinatory.
Candango: Memoirs from a Festival

Candango: Memoirs from a Festival

2020
The country's capital opened to the public in 1965, a year after the military coup. A landmark of cultural and political resistance is the Braslia Film Festival. It is the story of Brazilian cinema.

2017.

2 Movies

2016.

2 Movies
Cinema Novo

Cinema Novo

2016
A deep investigation, in the way of a poetic essay, on one of the main Latin American movements in cinema, analyzed via the thoughts of its main authors, who invented, in the early 1960s, a new way of...
Oblivious Memory

Oblivious Memory

2016
Carlos is doomed by restless memories and a time warp. Old Carlos doesn't know who he is, and he faces the forgetfulness of young Carlos. They get a package. The package is odd. This was only sent by ...

2015.

2 Movies
About Cinema

About Cinema

2015
An abandoned tumbledown theater in the outback of Paraíba state is the initial setting of a film about cinema, which explores the testimonials of the novelist and playwright Ariano Suassuna and other ...
Chico - Brazilian Artist

Chico - Brazilian Artist

5.56
2015
Chico Buarque is a constant presence in Brazil's art scene and makes up its citizen's popular culture. This wealth in music, poems, theater and novels has been created over the last 50 years and in th...

2014.

1 Movie
Blue Blood

Blue Blood

2014
A young man with a turbulent past will be brought back by the Netuno Circus. Zolah is the human cannonball. Weird family reunions are better than circus performances.

2010.

1 Movie
5x Favela, Now by Ourselves

5x Favela, Now by Ourselves

2010
The project '5 x slum, now by ourselves' gathered over 80 young people from Rio's favelas (slums), selected through workshops, script and filmmaking techniques to create a feature film consisting of f...

2006.

1 Movie
Breathless

Breathless

2006
French girl lost in Rio de Janeiro has a peculiar meeting with the nacional cinema maphia. Who can save her?

2005.

2 Movies
In Evil Hour

In Evil Hour

2005
The old servant and chronicler Dom Sabas tells how his desolate South American town is the scene of a ruthless power struggle. The landowning Assis family, reduced to a widow and son, tries to hold ou...
The House of Sand

The House of Sand

2005
A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, she is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life trying to escape it.

2004.

1 Movie
Portugal S.A.

Portugal S.A.

2004
The story of the CEO of a recently privatized company.

2003.

1 Movie
Kuxa Kanema: O Nascimento do Cinema

Kuxa Kanema: O Nascimento do Cinema

2003
Kuxa Kanema: The Birth of Cinema is a 2003 documentary by Margarida Cardoso on the National Institute of Cinema (INC), created by President Samora Machel following the 1975 independence of Mozambique....

2001.

1 Movie

2000.

2 Movies
Monsanto

Monsanto

2000
A former fighter in the colonial war and resident of a small village of Alentejo celebrates another anniversary with his wife and daughter, with whom he has a not so good relationship. On the night of...
Turbulence

Turbulence

2000
He is awoken by his doorbell ringing. He sees a person through the peephole. He doesn't know why that man is there, but he is certain that he is a terrible threat. He quickly dresses and manages to sn...

1997.

1 Movie
Dib

Dib

1997

1996.

1 Movie
The Jew

The Jew

1996
The story of a jewish poet, playwright and lawyer who was tortured and converted to Catholicism in the 18th century. He became a scapegoat because of his criticism of Portugal's élite.

1992.

1 Movie
Me alquilo para soñar

Me alquilo para soñar

1992
The telenovela was shot in Cuba in 1991.

1990.

1 Movie
Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon-Fancier

Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon-Fancier

1990
Orestes is a rich factory owner. She uses pigeons to avoid being discovered by her husband.

1989.

1 Movie
Kuarup

Kuarup

1989
This epic Brazilian film was based on the equally epic novel by Antonio Callado. Set between 1954 and 1964, the film's focus is the saga of Jesuit priest Taumaturgo Ferreira. Fed up with civilization,...

1986.

1 Movie
Malandro

Malandro

1986
In Rio de Janeiro's bohemian district called Lapa, during the '40s, a stylish and popular scoundrel exploits a cabaret singer, and earns his living by means of petty swindles. But then he meets Ludmil...

1984.

1 Movie
Os Comprometidos - Actas de um processo de descolonização

Os Comprometidos - Actas de um processo de descolonização

1984
The film deals with the judgment of the so-called "compromised", who integrated the colonial apparatus. At Josina Machel school, in an amphitheater with a full audience and balcony, there is a stage w...

1983.

1 Movie
Erendira

Erendira

1983
While Erendira has a mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. The girl is forced into prostitution by her grandmother because she holds Erendira responsible. E...

1979.

1 Movie
Mueda, Memory and Massacre

Mueda, Memory and Massacre

1979
Mueda was a massacre. The name is that of the village in Northern Mozambique where in 1960 it took place. The Portuguese colonial regime did the killing. In independent Mozambique, those inhabitants o...

1977.

1 Movie
Branded For Life

Branded For Life

1977
A true friendship develops between Jojô, a prostitute Rosa, and the young Eduardo, who survive on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Everything goes well until ambition takes over the trio, causing friend...

1976.

1 Movie
The Fall

The Fall

1976
An accident at a construction site, resulting in one death, sets one worker off on a struggle for justice that exposes the mechanisms of exploitation and the class relations of a country that had unde...

1975.

1 Movie

1972.

2 Movies
The Suns of Easter Island

The Suns of Easter Island

1972
Six people find a mark in the center of their left hand and all go to Easter Island to find out what it is.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

3.67
1972
A few decades after the destruction of the Inka Empire, a Spanish expedition led by the notorious Aguirre goes down the Amazon River in search of the lost city of El Dorado. When difficulties arise, t...

1971.

2 Movies
Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

1971
When Captain Amaso Delano approaches a three-masted ship in distress to offer his assistance, he discovers a most unusual situation: its captain, Don Benito Cereno, seems to command a very scant crew,...
Le Maître du temps

Le Maître du temps

1971
An alien with the ability to travel through time visits our planet.

1970.

2 Movies
Of Gods and the Undead

Of Gods and the Undead

1970
In the 1930s, in the South of State of Bahia, Brazil, an adventurer with no name or history, who has already been shot seven times, gets involved in the battle for land and cacao plantations. His plan...
Sweet Hunters

Sweet Hunters

1970
An ornithologist goes on a field trip to a deserted island near the mainland with his wife and small son, and is joined by the wife's sister, who is getting over an abortion; later, an escaped convict...

1964.

3 Movies
Esse Mundo é Meu

Esse Mundo é Meu

1964
A black shoe-shiner and a white mill worker are the subjects of a film.
The Guns

The Guns

1964
A group of armed soldiers are sent to the Northeast of Brazil in order to stop a population from invading and stealing a food deposit. A truck driver observes the situation and is torn between his fri...

1963.

1 Movie

1962.

3 Movies
The Unscrupulous Ones

The Unscrupulous Ones

1962
The criminal behavior of two young people is captured in a film. Two people are trying to blackmail a rich old man by using nude pictures of a lady on a deserted beach. There are things that don't hap...
Cinco Vezes Favela

Cinco Vezes Favela

1962
Five segments about the hardships faced by people living in slums on hills in Rio de Janeiro.

1957.

1 Movie

1954.

1 Movie
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