Alberto Cavalcanti
Date of Birth
Feb 06, 1897
Birth Place:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Biography

Alberto de Almeida-Cavalcanti entered the French film industry in the early 1920s, and for director Marcel L'Herbier was set decorator on L'Inhumaine (with Fernand Leger) and Feu Mathias Pascal (with Lazare Meerson). He began directing in 1927 with the impressionistic documentary Rien Que Les Heures, and as a writer/director made numerous French films in the late 1920s and early '30s, including...