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is a Brazilian film director and screenwriter. She had eight children when she entered film school. In 1976 she entered NYU
New York University is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan...
to further her desire to make films.
A Hora da Estrela
(Hour of the Star
Hour of the Star is a Brazilian film directed by Suzana Amaral and released in 1985. The film is an adaptation of a book by Clarice Lispector with the same name...
) was a Submission to the 59th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The film is based on the novel by Clarice Lispector
Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian writer. Acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories, she was also a journalist...
. It was entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival
-Jury:* Gina Lollobrigida * Rudi Fehr* Lindsay Anderson* August Coppola* Werner Grassmann* Otar Iosseliani* Norbert Kückelmann* Francoise Maupin* Rosaura Revueltas* Naoki Togawa* Jerzy Toeplitz-Films in competition:...
, where actres Marcelia Cartaxo
Marcélia Cartaxo is a Brazilian actress. She has appeared in over 30 films and television shows since 1985. She won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 36th Berlin International Film Festival for her role in Hour of the Star....
won the Silver Bear for Best Actress
The Silver Bear for Best Actress is the Berlin International Film Festival's award for achievement in performance by an actress.-Awards:- External links :*...
. Four years later, she was a member of the jury at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival
The 40th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 9 to 20, 1990.-Jury:* Michael Ballhaus * Margaret Ménégoz * Vadim Abdrashitov* Suzana Amaral* Steven Bach* Roberto Benigni* Lívia Gyarmathy...
She is an avid follower of Bollywood films who says she wants Indian films to come to Brazil in a big way. She is also a Buddhist and has nine children.