Júlio Bressane was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1946. He made his first full-lenght feature, « Cara a cara » in 1967. Over the years, Júlio Bressane has received many awards in Brasil, including that of the Brasilia Film Festival. A showing of his films has also given him renown at international festivals, such as Porto, Rotterdam, Syracuse, Paris and Toulouse. In November of 2002, he was honored by a retrospective of his work at the Turin Festival in Italy.