Sandra Kogut | Brazil, France | 2019 | 94'
Over three summers (2015-2017) the film tells the story of the fall into disgrace of a wealthy family targeted by the anti-corruption operations called “car wash” and the adventures of Madà, their enterprising housekeeper. A comedy to tell the story of contemporary Brazil in an ironical way...
Regina Casé, Rogério Fróes, Otavio Müller
Urban Distribution International
República Pureza Filmes, Gloria Films Production
Sandra Kogut, Iana Cossoy Paro
Ivo Lopes Araújo
Sergio Mekler, Luisa Marques
Best Actress Winner (Antalya FF 2019), Best Editing Winner (La Habana FF 2019), Best Actress Winner (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2019)
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sandra Kogut has also lived and worked in France and the USA. She started her career as an artist creating performance pieces and installations, before turning to documentary and fiction films. In the early 1990s she directed the Parabolic People project in six major cities (Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Dakar, New York, Paris and Moscow). Her work, which hovers at the border between documentary and fiction, has been featured in many venues, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Harvard Film Archive and the Forum des Images (Paris). Her films have won numerous awards in Berlinale, Rotterdam Film Festival, Mar del Plata Film Festival, Rio Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, Leipzig Documentary Film Festival, Vue sur les Docs, Havana Film Festival, Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM), Hungarian Film Week. Her first feature Mutum premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (Directors’ Fortnight) and went on to numerous festivals including Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam and others, receiving more than twenty awards worldwide. During a year in Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Künstlerprogramm in 2011, she wrote the script of her feature film Campo Grande (2015) which she has shot in Brazil. Campo Grande premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win multiple international awards. Since 2015 she is a commentator on a live news show on Brazilian television.
2019 - Three Summers, ff
2015 - Campo Grande, ff
2011 - Diary of a Crisis, sf (doc)
2007 - Mutum, ff
2003 - Passengers of Orsay, sf (doc)
2001 - A Hungarian Passport, ff (doc)
1997 - Adieu Monde ou l'Histoire de Pierre et Claire, sf
1995 - Here and there, ff