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Leonardo Luiz Ferreira (Brazil)

Leonardo Luiz Ferreira is a journalist, film critic, and filmmaker. Member of the Film Critics Association of Rio de Janeiro, he has been working for 17 years as a film critic, with stints in several vehicles - including Paisà magazine and - and collaborations in Variety magazine, Contracampo and Jornal do Brazil.

In addition, he edits and coordinates film catalogs, such as David Lynch: O Lado Escuro da Alma, Tsai Ming-liang, o Homem do Tempo, Irmãos Coen: Duas Mentes Brilhantes and Kusturica.
He was also jury in several film festivals (Cinesul, Rio Film Festival and Havana Film Festival) and participated in debates on TV Brazil, Caixa Cultural, and CCBB.

He co-organized the book John Carpenter: O Medo é só o Começo (Ed Bookmaker). He is the co-director of the film Chantal Akerman, from here, exhibited in over 35 national and international festivals, including FIDMarseille, BAFICI and Viennale and also of the TV series Cinema de Bordas (Canal Brazil, 2013).

In 2014, he programmed the retrospective O Cinema de Nicolas Klotz: A França dos Excluídos in CAIXA Cultural / RJ, among other works. Director and producer of the short film Paisagem Interior (2014) and the feature film NK + EP (2015), which documents the passage of the filmmakers Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval in Rio de Janeiro.


  • NK + EP
  • Paisagem Interior
  • Chantal Akerman, from here
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