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Eryk Rocha

Filmmaker
Aruac Filmes

Eryk Rocha is a filmmaker born in Brazil, in 1978. He graduated in 2002 from the film school of los Baños, Cuba, where he directed his first feature ROCHA QUE VOA. The film was selected in Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam and other festivals, winning Best Film in Argentina, Brazil and Cuba. Since then, his career has been built up with seven features, all collecting a prestigious presence in many international events such as Cannes, Sundance, New York, Montevideo, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires, Marseille and Amsterdam. CINEMA NOVO (2016), the seventh feature, won the L’Oeil d’Or for Best Documentary at the Cannes IFF. In 2019, Eryk launches his latest feature fiction, BURNING NIGHT, a Brazilian-French-Argentinian co-production supported by CNC with Aid Aux Cinema du Monde award for post-production. Some of his works were purchased by MoMA and added to the museum’s permanent collection.