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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

A Rainha Diaba

Fortnight 1974, Feature film,


A black homosexual transvestite is the mob leader in the slums of Rio de Janeiro in this Brazilian film. He casually slices open the faces of challengers with a razor, and his mob tortures a girl with a cigarette and a razor. One faction of the mob is trying to overthrow this frightful figure and take over his share of the marijuana market.


Antonio Carlos Fontura

Born in Sao Paulo, he is a producer, director and sreenwriter. He started working for documentaries, short films and wrote and directed TV programmes and series. He then directed his first movie. He also directed screen adaptations. Recently, he dedicated to writing, for exemple a novel. His film Copacabana me was a success and won the Best screenplay award in Brazil; his films won many awards for the sreenplay or direction.