Héctor Babenco

Héctor Babenco

Argentine by birth, Babebco has been living in Brazil since 1969. He first ventured into the world of the documentary at the initiative of Roberto Farias, who would later become his producer, and began making fictional features in the late Seventies. He has directed award-winning films like Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), which earned William Hurt an Oscar for Best Actor, and Carandiru (2003), and has sat on the juries of the Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Sundance film festivals.