Glauber Rocha
Date of Birth
Mar 14, 1938
Birth Place:
Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil


Filmmaker Glauber Rocha was one of the central figures in the Brazilian Cinema Novo movement. His provocative work, often based on popular myths, fables, and rituals, is filled with an ambiguity, depth, and a complexity that met with enthusiastic response from patrons of Western art houses. Rocha did not have formal training in filmmaking; instead he gained his insight from film societies and his...