Jorge Furtado

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Jorge Furtado
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Born (1959-06-09)June 9, 1959
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Occupation Film writer and director
Known for Isle of Flowers (1989)

Jorge Furtado (born June 9, 1959, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul), is a Brazilian film writer and director. He also works for Rede Globo. One of his most recognized pictures is the short film Isle of Flowers from 1989. His most recent work is the documentary O Mercado de Notícias, released in 2014.

Biography[edit]

Partially self-educated, Jorge went to university courses like medicine, psicology, journalism and arts but didn't take any of these graduations to it's end. He began his professional career in the 1980's on a local channell called TVE-RS working as reporter, presenter, editor, screenwriter and producer. On 1982 created a tv show called "Quizumba", that mixed ficction and documentary with a very audacious language for the public brazilian television.

Between 1984 and 1986 Jorge was director of the museum "Museu de Comunicação Social Hipólito José da Costa" in Porto Alegre, by the same time with the help of José Pedro Goulart and Ana Luiza Azevedo created the company "Luz Produções". With this he effort realized his two first short films and produced plays for theater. On 1986 began working with publicity and made dozens of tv comercials till 1990.

In 1987 he was one of the founders of Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre, wich he still participate. On 1990 he worked on TV Globo making scripts for many tv series.

Many countries have realized retrospectives as a tribute to his work, can be cited: Hamburg (1994), Rotterdam (1995), São Paulo (1997), Santa Maria da Feira (1998), Goiânia (2002), Toulouse (2004), Paris (2005), London (2006) e Brussels (2006). In 2008 the Harvard University promoted an exhibition with his films called "Jorge Furtado's Porto Alegre".[1]

Filmography[edit]

As director and screenwriter[edit]

  • 2014 - O mercado de notícias (documentary)
  • 2014 - Doce de Mãe (series)
  • 2012 - Doce de Mãe (Television film)
  • 2011-2013 - A História do amor (series)
  • 2011 - Homens de Bem (Television film)
  • 2011 - Até a vista (short film)
  • 2010 - Velazquez e a teoria quântica da gravidade (short film)
  • 2009 - Decamerão - A Comédia do Sexo (series)
  • 2007 - Rummikub (short film)
  • 2007 - Saneamento Básico (feature film)
  • 2004 - My Uncle Killed a Guy (PT: Meu Tio Matou um Cara) (feature film)
  • 2004 - Oscar Boz (short film)
  • 2003 - The Man Who Copied (PT: O Homem que Copiava) (feature film)
  • 2003 - Cena Aberta (series)
  • 2002 - Two Summers (PT: Houve uma Vez Dois Verões) (feature film)
  • 2000 - Meia encarnada dura de sangue (TV show)
  • 2000 - The Sandwich (PT: O sanduíche) (short film)
  • 1999 - Luna Caliente (series)
  • 1997 - Anchietanos (TV show)
  • 1997 - Angelo is Missing (PT: Ângelo anda sumido) (short film)
  • 1995 - Estrada (short film)
  • 1994 - The Killing Machine (PT: A Matadeira) (short film)
  • 1994 - Look Closely (PT: Veja bem) (short film)
  • 1991 - Esta não é a sua vida (short film)
  • 1989 - Island of Flowers (PT: Ilha das Flores) (short film)
  • 1988 - Barbosa (short film)
  • 1986 - The Day Dorival Faced the Guards (PT: O Dia em que Dorival Encarou a Guarda|O dia em que Dorival encarou a guarda) (short film)
  • 1984 - Storm (PT: Temporal) (short film)

Only as screenwriter[edit]

  • 2011 - A Mulher Invisível (feature film)
  • 2010 - Clandestinos (series)
  • 2010 - Antes que o Mundo Acabe
  • 2008 - Ó Paí, Ó (series)
  • 2008 - Romance
  • 2005 - O Coronel e o Lobisomem
  • 2003 - Cidade dos homens (series)
  • 2003 - Lisbela e o Prisioneiro
  • 2003 - Benjamim (feature film)
  • 2002 - Dona Cristina perdeu a memória (short film)
  • 2001 - Os Normais (series)
  • 2001 - Caramuru - A Invenção do Brasil
  • 2000 - A Invenção do Brasil (series)
  • 2000 - Tolerância (feature film)
  • 1999 - Três minutos (short film)
  • 1995 - A Comédia da Vida Privada (series)
  • 1994 - Memorial de Maria Moura (series
  • 1993 - Agosto (series)
  • 1990 - Memória (short film)

Main Awards[edit]

  • 2003: "Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil" as best director and best original script for The Man Who Copied.
  • 2003: Best script on the "Brazilian Film Festival of Miami", for The Man Who Copied.
  • 2003: Critics' award on the "Festival Internacional de Punta del Este" for The Man Who Copied.
  • 2002: "Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil" for best original script with Two summers.
  • 2002: Best movie award on "Cine Ceará" for Two Summers.
  • 2002: Best director award on "Cine Ceará" for Two Summers.
  • 2002: Best movie award on "Festival de Cinema Brasileiro" in Paris, for Two Summers.
  • 1995: "Kikito" of Best brazilian movie on the "Festival de Gramado" for Felicidade é….
  • 1989: Best short movie on the Berlim Festival for Island of Flowers.
  • 1988: Best short movie on the Havana Festival for Barbosa
  • 1986: Best short movie on the festivals of Gramado, Havana and Huelva, with The Day Dorival Faced the Guards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jorge Furtado's Porto Alegre". Harvard Film Archive. Retrieved 2007/8/28. 

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