Carlos Diegues
Date of Birth
May 19, 1940
Birth Place:
Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil


Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Diegues was one the key figures of the Cinema Nôvo movement. His films, like others of the genre, offered criticism of Brazilian social mores and structure and centered upon social injustice. The idealistic Diegues began his interest in social reform while studying law at Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. There he was active in academic politics and became a film...