Filmmaker Breno Silveira dies at age 58, in Pernambuco

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Filmmaker Breno Silveira died this Saturday morning (14) at the age of 58 after feeling sick on the set of his new feature film, according to information from production company Conspiração Filmes. The director was in the city of Limoeiro, in Pernambuco. He was taken to a hospital, but did not survive.

Silveira was shooting the movie Mrs. Vitória, which marks the return of actress Fernanda Montenegro to the movie screens. Initial information indicates that the director felt sick on the set and was taken to a hospital, but he could not resist.

One of Breno’s great successes was “Two Sons of Francis“, which tells the story of the duo Zezé di Camargo and Luciano. The director was also responsible for the biopic “Gonzaga: From Father to Son“, which tells the story of Luiz Gonzaga and his son Gonzaguinha.

Before signing as director, Breno Silveira was director of photography for “Carlota Joaquina“, directed by Carla Camuratti and which marked the resumption of Brazilian cinema, and of “Me you Them“, by Andrucha Waddington starring Regina Casé.

Before starting to direct feature films, Breno Silveira was responsible for several award-winning video clips, such as: My soulfrom the band O Rappa, Baby I love youby Marisa Monte, and It is necessary to know how to live, of the Titans. Silveira also directed the musical film Gilberto Gil: Tempo Rei and the television documentary Amyr Klink – Endless Sea.

Television productions have become more present in Breno’s career in recent years, with the director signing the series Sun and 1 Against All.

The filmmaker was also one of the partners of the production company Conspiração Filmes, responsible for

Breno Silveira worked in the direction of the feature Mrs. Vitória when he got sick. The film tells the true story of a resident of Copacabana who spent months filming drug trafficking activities on a nearby hill and handed the recordings to a reporter.

Source: CNN Brasil

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