Bárbara Paz
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Barbara Paz is a critically acclaimed, award winning Brazilian actress, producer and director. In her acting career she has performed in over 25 plays by a wide range of playwrights, from Oscar Wilde to Tennessee Williams. She is also a hugely popular television star under permanent contract to TV Globo. In 2013 the Ministry of Culture awarded her the highly prestigious Medalha do Cavalheiro - Knight's Medal, in recognition of her outstanding work. As a director and producer she has worked on many television programmes and shorts among which are Conversa com Ele - Talk with Him (2019) and Ato - The Act (2020). In 2019 Barbara published the book Mr Babenco, and its success inspired her to go on to make her first feature-length documentary BABENCO - TELL ME WHEN I DIE. It was first shown at the 2019 Venice Film Festival where it won Best Documentary in the official Venice Classics competition. At MIFF 2020 (Mumbai, India) it also won Best Documentary, and won the same prize again at FICVINA 2020.


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