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.
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
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
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.
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...
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 ...
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 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...
5x Favela, Now by Ourselves
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...
In Evil Hour
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
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.
Kuxa Kanema: O Nascimento do Cinema
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Os Comprometidos - Actas de um processo de descolonização
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...
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...
Mueda, Memory and Massacre
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...
Branded For Life
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...
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...
The Suns of Easter Island
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
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...
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
An alien with the ability to travel through time visits our planet.
Of Gods and the Undead
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...
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...
Esse Mundo é Meu
A black shoe-shiner and a white mill worker are the subjects of a film.
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...
O Santo Módico
The Unscrupulous Ones
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
Five segments about the hardships faced by people living in slums on hills in Rio de Janeiro.