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Fernanda Montenegro is a Actor Brésil born on 16 october 1929 at Rio de Janeiro (Bresil)

Fernanda Montenegro

Fernanda Montenegro
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Birth name Arlette Pinheiro Esteves Torres
Nationality Bresil
Birth 16 october 1929 (94 years) at Rio de Janeiro (Bresil)

Arlette Pinheiro Esteves Torres (born October 16, 1929) better known by her stage name Fernanda Montenegro, is a Brazilian stage, television and film actress, mostly recognized for her leading role in Central Station, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first and only Brazilian actress to ever be nominated in the category. Also for this work, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1999, she was honored with the medal Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit, "for the recognition of the outstanding work in the Brazilian performing arts", delivered by then President Fernando Henrique Cardoso. It is the highest award that a civilian can receive from the Presidency of the Republic.

In 2013, she won the International Emmy Award for Best Actress, in the special television film Sweet Mother. She is commonly revered as one of Brazil's finest actresses and referred to as "The First Lady of Brazilian Theater" and "The First Lady of Brazilian Television".


Personal life
Montenegro was born Arlette Pinheiro Esteves Silva in Rio de Janeiro, of Portuguese and Italian descent, from the island of Sardinia. Regarding the adoption of a stage name, the actress has stated that she chose Fernanda simply because of its sonority, whilst Montenegro was the surname of her family's doctor. Montenegro was married to Fernando Torres from 1954 until his death in 2008. They had two children: Fernanda Torres who won the Best Actress prize in Cannes Film Festival and film director Cláudio Torres.

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Filmography of Fernanda Montenegro (23 films)

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Invisible Life, 2h19
Directed by Karim Aïnouz
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Fernanda Montenegro
Roles Older Eurídice Gusmão
Rating77% 3.8513053.8513053.8513053.8513053.851305
Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Euridice, 18 ans, et Guida, 20 ans, sont deux soeurs inséparables. Elles vivent chez leurs parents et rêvent, l’une d’une carrière de pianiste, l’autre du grand amour. A cause de leur père, les deux soeurs vont devoir construire leurs vies l’une sans l’autre. Séparées, elles prendront en main leur destin, sans jamais renoncer à se retrouver.
Rio, I Love You
Directed by John Turturro, Nadine Labaki, Carlos Saldanha, César Charlone, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, Paolo Sorrentino, Im Sang-soo, Stephan Elliott, Andrucha Waddington, Guillermo Arriaga, Vicente Amorim
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Anthology film, Romance
Actors Vincent Cassel, Fernanda Montenegro, Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Harvey Keitel, Ryan Kwanten
Roles Dona Fulana (segment "Dona Fulana")
Rating52% 2.601232.601232.601232.601232.60123
Une anthologie de films courts dédiés à la ville brésilienne de Rio de Janeiro. Chacun des récits, en véritable déclaration d'amour, révèle un quartier et une caractéristique de la cité à travers le drame social, le conte spirituel, la chronique de moeurs, la comédie sentimentale ou la satire.
Time and the Wind, 1h55
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors Thiago Lacerda, Marjorie Estiano, Fernanda Montenegro, Cléo Pires, Mayana Moura, Vanessa Lóes
Roles Bibiana Terra Cambará (idosa)
Rating67% 3.352993.352993.352993.352993.35299
Based on the novel's trilogy of the same name, by Erico Verissimo, Time and the Wind follows 150 years of family Terra Cambará and their opponent Amaral family. The history of struggles between the two families begins in the missions and runs until the end of the 19th century. The film also features the period of formation of the State of Rio Grande do Sul and the dispute of territory between the Portuguese and Spanish crowns.
Agamenon: The Film
Genres Comedy
Actors Fernanda Montenegro, Leandro Firmino, Luana Piovani, Jô Soares
Roles Self - Narradora (voice)
Rating28% 1.4377651.4377651.4377651.4377651.437765
Sweet Mother, 1h10
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Fernanda Montenegro, Mariana Lima, Matheus Nachtergaele, Elisa Volpatto, Louise Cardoso
Roles Dona Picucha (Maria Izabel de Souza)
Rating73% 3.68153.68153.68153.68153.6815
The story of Picucha, a 85-year-old suburban widow and mother of four who faces the reality of living alone in her age while keeping good humor and love for family and life.
Love in the Time of Cholera, 2h19
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Angie Cepeda, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Héctor Elizondo
Roles Transito Ariza
Rating64% 3.201343.201343.201343.201343.20134
In late 19th century Cartagena, a river port in Colombia, Florentino Ariza falls in love at first sight with Fermina Daza. They secretly correspond and she eventually agrees to marry but her father discovers their relationship and sends her to distant relatives (mainly her grandmother and niece). When she returns some years later, Fermina agrees to marry Dr. Juvenal Urbino, her father's choice. Their fifty-year marriage is outwardly loving, but inwardly marred by darker emotions. Fermina's marriage devastates Florentino, who vows to remain a virgin, but his self-denial is thwarted by a tryst. To help him get over Fermina, his mother throws a willing widow into his bed and he discovers that sex is a very good pain reliever with which he replaces the opium that he had habitually smoked. He begins to record and describe each of his sexual encounters, beginning with the widow, and eventually compiling over 600 entries. A lowly clerk, he plods resolutely over many years to approach the wealth and social standing of Dr. Urbino. When the now-elderly doctor dies suddenly, Florentino immediately and impertinently renews courting Fermina.
The House of Sand, 1h55
Directed by Andrucha Waddington
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres, Ruy Guerra, Seu Jorge, Stênio Garcia, Enrique Díaz
Roles Dona Maria / Áurea (1942-1969) / Maria (1969)
Rating72% 3.6437253.6437253.6437253.6437253.643725
In 1910, pregnant Áurea (Torres) along with her mother, Maria (Montenegro) arrive at a remote, desert-like part of the Brazilian state of Maranhão—called the Lençóis Maranhenses—where her fanatical husband Vasco de Sá (Ruy Guerra) has relocated the family from the state's capital, São Luís, to start a farm. Soon the white settlers realize that they are not alone: a group of descendants of runaway slaves live in the area, in a settlement—generally known as a quilombo—they call "The Island" because it is the only permanently fertile spot in a sea of sand where it rains only during the rainy season. Due to the madness of Vasco, Maria seeks to bribe the black settlers to take her and her daughter away, but they, while taking her money (it is basically useless in the local barter economy), do no such thing.
Olga (2004)
, 2h21
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Caco Ciocler, Camila Morgado, Leona Cavalli, Luís Melo, Fernanda Montenegro, Guilherme Weber
Roles Leocádia Prestes
Rating65% 3.264843.264843.264843.264843.26484
Le film raconte l’histoire d'Olga Benário Prestes (Camila Morgado). Née à Munich en Allemagne en 1908 de parents juifs. Olga devient une militante communiste. Après avoir libéré son amoureux Otto Braun de prison, ils sont forcés de fuir vers l’Union soviétique, pays dans lequel ils reçoivent un entraînement de guérilla. Olga se distingue très vite parmi les membres du Parti communiste de l'Union soviétique où elle connaît Luís Carlos Prestes (Caco Ciocler), qui deviendra l’un des principaux chefs communistes du Brésil. En 1934, quand Luís Carlos Prestes retourne au Brésil, désigné par l'Internacional Communista (le Mouvement communiste international) pour diriger une révolution armée, Olga est désignée pour l’escorter. Bien sûr, pour survivre, ils doivent se cacher et vivre en clandestins tout en s’organisant pour déstabiliser le gouvernement de Getúlio Vargas (Osmar Prado). Pendant cette période, la relation amoureuse entre Olga et Prestes s’affirme et elle tombe enceinte en 1935.
Redeemer (2004)
, 1h50
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Camila Pitanga, Miguel Falabella, Fernanda Montenegro, Pedro Cardoso, Stênio Garcia, Fernando Torres
Roles D. Isaura
Rating68% 3.442683.442683.442683.442683.44268
In the 70s, in Rio de Janeiro, the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca was a kind of promised land. One of several buildings on the site was the Paradise Condominium, a luxury building that would be constructed by the contractor of Dr. Sabóia (José Wilker). Celio, still a child, is impressed with the model of the enterprise, shown by his friend Otávio, son of Dr. Sabóia. With the excitement of the son, his parents decide to buy an apartment in Paradise Condominium, the number 808.
The Other Side of the Street, 1h37
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Fernanda Montenegro, Raul Cortez, Laura Cardoso, Fábio Lago
Roles Regina
Rating66% 3.3430153.3430153.3430153.3430153.343015
Regina, une grand-mère retraitée et solitaire, maintient un mode de vie très actif à Rio de Janeiro. Elle renseigne la police sur les activités criminelles dans la région. Elle témoigne de ce qu'elle croit être un assassinat dans la rue, mais son monde bascule.
A Dog's Will, 1h44
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about religion, Films based on plays
Actors Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Lima Duarte, Denise Fraga, Marco Nanini, Paulo Goulart
Roles Nossa Senhora
Rating85% 4.2927254.2927254.2927254.2927254.292725
The plot concerns the adventures of João Grilo (Matheus Nachtergaele) and Chicó (Selton Mello), the most cowardly of men. Both struggle for daily bread in a telling representation of the life of the poor in North-East Brazil (O Nordeste) and gull a series of comical stereotypes - baker, landowner, and priest - in a series of interrelated episodes united by the passion of the adulterous baker's wife for her little dog who dies from eating the food she supplies to them as occasional workers, and the daughter of the landowner Antônio Morais (Paulo Goulart) - a magnificent comic character who represents the colonial pretensions of the erstwhile "colonial" class who owned the great estates (or "fazendas") of the region in which sugar production was central to a once-booming economy.
Central Station, 1h53
Directed by Walter Salles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Fernanda Montenegro, Matheus Nachtergaele, Marília Pêra, Othon Bastos, Otávio Augusto, Caio Junqueira
Roles Isadora "Dora" Teixeira
Rating80% 4.000914.000914.000914.000914.00091
Dora is a retired schoolteacher who has become embittered. She works at Rio de Janeiro's Central Station, writing letters for illiterate customers, in order to make ends meet. She can be impatient with her customers and sometimes does not mail the letters she writes, putting them in a drawer or even tearing them up. Josué is a poor 9-year-old boy who has never met his father, but hopes to do so. His mother sends letters to his father through Dora, saying that she hopes to reunite with him soon, but when she is killed in a bus accident just outside the train station, the boy is left homeless. Dora takes him in and traffics him to a corrupt couple, but she is made to feel guilty by her neighbor and friend Irene and later steals him back.
Four Days in September, 1h50
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Pedro Cardoso, Cláudia Abreu, Alan Arkin, Matheus Nachtergaele
Roles Dona Margarida
Rating73% 3.697963.697963.697963.697963.69796
The film is a fictional version of the dramatic events of the 1969 abduction of the American ambassador Charles Burke Elbrick (played by Alan Arkin) in 1969. Elbrick was taken in Rio de Janeiro by the Revolutionary Movement 8th October (MR-8) with help of Ação Libertadora Nacional (ALN). Gabeira (played by Pedro Cardoso and named Paulo in the film) as a student joins the radical movement after the military takeover of the Brazilian government. He and his comrades, led by Andréia, gradually decided to kidnap the ambassador as a protest, and are shown mostly planning and executing the kidnapping. Paulo is portrayed as "the most intelligent and uncertain of the kidnappers.
Rio's Love Song, 1h44
Directed by Carlos Diegues
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Fernanda Montenegro, Fernando Torres, Chico Díaz, David Neves, Débora Bloch, Pedro Cardoso
Roles (segment "Samba do Grande Amor")
Rating63% 3.1906653.1906653.1906653.1906653.190665
Hour of the Star, 1h36
Directed by Suzana Amaral
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Marcélia Cartaxo, Fernanda Montenegro
Roles Madame Carlota
Rating72% 3.6422453.6422453.6422453.6422453.642245