One of the most important names in Brazilian cinema, Luiz Carlos Barreto was born in 1928, in the city of Sobral, state of Ceará, Northeast of Brazil. He discovered his cinematographic vocation as a photographer for the magazine O Cruzeiro, during the making of Barravento, the first Glauber Rocha film.
His first job in cinema was to write, along with Roberto Farias, the script for The Assault on the Paying Train (1962). He was also the director of photography of Barren Lives (1963), by Nelson Pereira dos Santos, a classic of Cinema Novo. Then, he founded LC Barreto, the production company with which he produced some of the most important Brazilian cinema titles.
He has already brought Brazil twice to the Oscar party, with films directed by his two sons: Fábio Barreto's Quatrilho (1996) and Bruno Barreto's Four Days In September (1997)
One of the most important Brazilian producers, side by side with her husband Luiz Carlos Barreto she oversees LC Barreto and Filmes do Equador productions, where she is responsible for analyzing the scripts and literary adaptations.
Her first work in the movies was as assistant set designer of Carlos Diegues' The Heirs (1968). Since then, she produced and coproduced more than 80 titles.
Lucy is also behind the titles that have given prestige to her two children, both of whom have been to the Best Foreign Film Oscar in consecutive years: Fábio Barreto's Quatrilho (1996) and Bruno Barreto's Four Days In September (1997).
Daughter of the producers Lucy Barreto and Luiz Carlos Barreto, she was born in Rio de Janeiro and graduated in Communication at PUC.
In the late 1990s, she became more involved in the family's production company. With her entry, the company started to produce also for TV and Internet. She is responsible for the process of recovery and digitalization of all films produced by LC Barreto in its more than 50 years of existence.
Since 2002, she began to produce movies, taking part as a producer in projects such as Vicente Amorim's "The Middle of the World" (2003), Bruno Barreto's Reaching For The Moon (2013), Mauro Lima's The Conductor (2017) and, for television, the series Slavery Today and Black Players In Brazilian Soccer, both for HBO and All Kinds Of Love for Canal Brasil
Founded on May 7, 1963, LC Barreto Produções Cinematográficas has such a rich history that it is somewhat blended up with the history of Brazilian and Latin American cinema. In our long-standing career, LC Barreto produced and co-produced more than 80 features and short films.
Well known in Brazil and abroad, we produced one of the most successful adaptations of the writer Jorge Amado and one of the key films in the modern history of Brazilian cinema. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976), by Bruno Barreto, for 34 consecutive years, it was the box office record in Brazil, with 10.735 million tickets sold. The picture is a strong cultural reference of our cinema in the world and has been commercially screened in more than 80 countries. In addition, we have two productions nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film: Fábio Barreto's Quatrilho (1996) and Bruno Barreto's Four Days In September (1998).
Diversity, innovation, creativity and international recognition make LC Barreto updated with the demands of the dynamic cinema and audiovisual market. Always present in the formulation of policies for national production, we are leaders in the search for solutions for the self-sustainability of the cinema industry in the country.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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