About Us | LUIZ BOLOGNESI
LUIZ BOLOGNESI is a screenplay writer and movie director.
He wrote and directed the animated motion picture A Story of Love and Fury (2013), winner of the Cristal Award for best Picture in Annecy (France), the most important animation festival in the world. The film was released in theaters in 6 continents and was also awarded in the Festivals of Tokyo, Shanghai, Athens, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Buenos Aires and in the Brazilian Academy of Cinema. It was exhibited in Latin America on HBO and is already scheduled to be exhibited on TV Globo.
Before that, Bolognesi directed the short film Peter and the Lord (1995) and co-directed the documentaries Cine Mambembe, Cinema Discovers Brazil (1999), São Paulo’s war (2002), To fight.doc (2011), Education.doc (2014) and Youth Connected (2015). Cine Mambembe was awarded in New York, Havana, Montevideo and Gramado and Education.doc was exhibited on Fantástico and Globo News. Recently released the doc Ex-Shaman - a film that received an honorable mention for best documentary at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival (Panorama) and the film critics association prize at the 2018 It’s All True documentary festival.
As a writer, he wrote the screenplays of the movies Brainstorm (2001), Two World in Two Round Trips (2006), The Ballroom (2007), Birdwatchers (2008), The Best Things in the World (2010) and Amazon, The green planet (2014), which have won awards for best screenplays from the Brazilian Academy of Cinema, APCA (Art Reviewers’ association of São Paulo) and in the Brasília and Recife Festivals. Besides the screenplay awards, these films have been selected and awarded in several festivals, such as Venice, Toronto, Locarno, Biarritz, Los Angeles, Rome, Miami, Havana, New Delhi, Recife, Gramado and Brasília. They were sold to five continents and seen by over 40 million spectators on televisions around the world, including Rede Globo and HBO Latin America.
In 2015 he wrote the screenplays for the feature films Elis, Just Like Our Parents and Bingo - The King Of The Morning.
Since 1996, alongside the film maker Laís Bodanzky, Bolognesi has coordinated the itinerant cinema projects and audiovisual workshops Cine Mambembe and Cine Tela Brasil, promoting the fusion between cinema and education in less benefited communities. The project has already taken 1.3 million people to the movies in 759 neighborhoods all over Brazil and has produced over 450 short films by youngsters from the suburbs.