João Batista de Andrade

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João Batista de Andrade
João Batista de Andrade in 2015 at the Latin America Memorial in São Paulo, Brazil.
Minister of Culture (acting)
In office
22 May 2017 – 16 June 2017
PresidentMichel Temer
Preceded byRoberto Freire
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Born (1939-12-14) 14 December 1939 (age 79)
Ituiutaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Political partyPPS
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

João Batista de Andrade (born 14 December 1939) is a Brazilian film director and screenwriter. He directed more than 20 films between 1967 and 2006. His 1981 film O Homem que Virou Suco won the Golden Prize at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.[1]

On 22 May 2017, Batista assumed as acting minister of Culture after the resignation of Roberto Freire.[2] Resigned a few weeks later after president Michel Temer involvement in the meat company JBS complaints.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "12th Moscow International Film Festival (1981)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  2. ^ "João Batista de Andrade assume interinamente Ministério da Cultura" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Ministro interino da Cultura pede demissão em carta a Michel Temer" (in Portuguese). Uol. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roberto Freire
Minister of Culture (acting)
Succeeded by