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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Orlando Senna

Working for the stage and cinema, Orlando Senna, originally from the Nordeste and born in 1940, directed his irst feature film in 1969 : « A Construção da Morte ». With Jorge Bodansky, he directed « Iracema, uma transa amazônica » (1974) and « Gitirana » (1976), a mix of fiction and actual reporting. He also directed around 20 sort films.
He wrote the script of Hector Babenco’s « O Rei da Noite » (1975), Geraldo Sarno’s « Coronel Delmiro Gouveia » (1977) ; was cinema professor in Cuba and Brazil, and worked as journalist.