Anna Muylaert

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Anna Muylaert
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Born April 21, 1964 (1964-04-21) (age 54)
São Paulo, Brazil
Occupation Screenwriter, director
Years active 1988–present

Anna Muylaert (born April 21, 1964) is a Brazilian screenwriter and television and film director.

Education and Early Career[edit]

Anna studied filmmaking at the School of Communications and Arts at University of São Paulo (USP) from 1980 to 1984.[1] She became a film critic for IstoÉ and O Estado de S. Paulo and in 1988 she joined the staff of Rede Gazeta's program TV Mix.[1][2] In 1999, she worked as an editor and reporter on TV Cultura's Matéria-Prima. She also wrote scripts for the Cultura programs Mundo da Lua (1991–92) and Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum (1994–97).[1]

Directing career[edit]

Muylaert has directed six short films—the most notable being A Origem dos Bebês Segundo Kiki Cavalcanti (1995) which won awards at Rio Cine e Cine Ceará[2][3]—before directing her first feature film, Durval Discos (2002).[1] It won seven awards out of fourteen nominations at Festival de Gramado, including Best Director and Best Film.[1] Seven years later, she released her second film, É Proibido Fumar, which won eight awards at Festival de Brasília, including Best Screenplay and Best Film.[3] Muylaert directed Chamada a Cobrar (2012), based on a television film Para Aceitá-la Continue na Linha (2010), which she also directed.[4] Her fourth film, The Second Mother, entered the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Panorama at Berlinale film festival, where the film received the Audience Award.[5]

Mulaert's 2016 film Don't Call Me Son premiered at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.



  1. ^ a b c d e Alves Jr., Dirceu (September 2, 2002). "Uma voz inteligente". IstoÉ Gente (in Portuguese). Editora Três. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Anna Muylaert, premiada em Gramado, fala de seu longa de estréia Durval Discos" (in Portuguese). Universo Online. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b August, Heitor (October 3, 2012). "A trajetória crítica de Anna Muylaert". Revista de Cinema (in Portuguese). Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Pontes, Trajano (October 25, 2012). "Novo filme de Anna Muylaert une crime e descoberta pessoal". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sundance Institute Announces Films in US and World Competitions, for 2015 Sundance Film Festival". December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.

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