Born in 1931 in Mozambique, Ruy Guerra studied at the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris and started his career as an assistant director. He immigrated to Brazil, where he directed his first feature, Os Cafajestes (1962), which was selected at Berlin, as were The Guns (1964) and A Queda (1976), both winners of a Silver Bear. He then returned to Mozambique, where he shot Mueda, Memória e Massacre (1979), the country’s first feature film, and where he helped create the National Institute for Cinema. In 2000, Turbulence was nominated for the Golden Palm in Cannes; it was his third selection at the Festival after Eréndira (1983) and Kuarup (1989).
2005 O Veneno da Madrugada2004 Portugal S.A. 2000 Monsanto2000 Estorvo1992 Me alquilo para soñar1989 Kuarup1988 Fábula de la Bella Palomera1986 Malandro1983 Eréndira 1981 A Carta Roubada 1979 Mueda, Memória e Massacre1976 A Queda1970 Ternos Caçadores1970 Os Deuses e os Mortos1964 Os Fuzis1962 Os Cafajestes1954 Quand le soleil dort