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Selton Mello is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Brésilien born on 30 december 1972

Selton Mello

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Nationality Bresil
Birth 30 december 1972 (46 years)

Selton Mello, né le 3 décembre 1972 à Passos, est un réalisateur et acteur brésilien.

Après des années passées à la télévision et au cinéma, Mello devient peu à peu une star dans son pays, remportant de nombreuses récompenses. Passé derrière la caméra en 2006, il réalise O Palhaço en 2011, sélectionné pour représenter le Brésil aux Oscars 2013 dans la catégorie meilleur film en langue étrangère.


Apparaissant dans des séries ou telenovelas brésiliennes depuis ses débuts, Mello a développé une carrière au cinéma, au théâtre et à la télévision. Il réalise en 2008 son premier long métrage, December, remportant une vingtaine de prix dans divers festivals.

Il joue dans la mini-série A Mulher Invisível qui remporte l'International Emmy Award de la meilleure comédie en 2012. L'année suivante, toujours à la télévision, il réalise l'ensemble des 80 épisodes de Sessão de Terapia , l'adaptation brésilienne de la série israélienne BeTipul (déjà adaptée par HBO aux États-Unis sous le titre In Treatment).

Son deuxième film, O Palhaço (2011), est choisi pour représenter le Brésil pour l'Oscar du meilleur film en langue étrangère en 2013, mais n'est finalement pas sélectionné pour la dernière shortlist. Le film remporte une fois encore un grand nombre de récompenses.

Il coécrit et réalise en 2016 O filme da minha vida , adapté du roman Un Padre de Película de l'écrivain chilien Antonio Skármeta (2010).

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Filmography of Selton Mello (16 films)

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Trash (2014)
, 1h53
Directed by Stephen Daldry
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Actors Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Selton Mello, Leandro Firmino
Roles Frederico
Rating71% 3.5985953.5985953.5985953.5985953.598595
Trash follows three Brazilian street teenagers; Raphael, Gardo, and Rat (Jun-Jun) who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a wallet whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption. Rather than turn the wallet over to the authorities for a reward, the kids seek the knowledge of a priest, Father Juilliard (Martin Sheen) and an NGO-worker, Olivia (Rooney Mara).
Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, 1h15
Directed by Luiz Bolognesi
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Historical, Animation, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Rodrigo Santoro, Bemvindo Sequeira, Paulo Goulart
Roles Immortal Warrior
Rating72% 3.6463853.6463853.6463853.6463853.646385
The film is set in four dates in the history of Brazil: 1500, when the country was discovered by the Portuguese explorers, 1800, in events during slavery; 1970, during the high point of the authoritarian military dictatorship, and 2096, when there will be a war over water. The film narrates the love between Janaina and a native warrior who, when dying, takes the form of a bird. For six centuries, the story of the couple survives through these four stages in the history of Brazil.
The Clown
The Clown (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Selton Mello
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Circus films
Actors Selton Mello, Paulo José, Larissa Manoela, Phil Miler, Fabiana Karla, Danton Mello
Roles Benjamim / Pangaré
Rating72% 3.64673.64673.64673.64673.6467
The film tells the story of Benjamin and Valdemar, father and son known as the clowns Pangaré and Puro Sangue. They make their living traveling the country with Circus Hope, without a fixed address, no neighbors, and no ID.
Reflections of a Blender, 1h20
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ana Lúcia Torre, Selton Mello, Fabíula Nascimento
Roles Liquidificador (voz)
Rating70% 3.53363.53363.53363.53363.5336
The film follows the story of Elvira, a housewife with a busy lifestyle. Onofre, her husband, disappeared, and she decides to go to the police to find out about his disappearance. The trajectory of the couple is narrated by Elvira's blender, who came to life when, long ago, Onofre switched it's propeller by a much larger one.
Jean Charles, 1h33
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Actors Selton Mello, Vanessa Giácomo, Renu Setna
Roles Jean Charles
Rating63% 3.152113.152113.152113.152113.15211
My Name Ain't Johnny, 1h58
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Selton Mello, Cléo Pires, Júlia Lemmertz, Cássia Kis, Tammy Di Calafiori, Eva Todor
Roles João Guilherme Estrella
Rating71% 3.5975253.5975253.5975253.5975253.597525
The film narrates the true story of João Guilherme Estrella, an upper-middle-class man from the State of Rio de Janeiro that would become the head of the drug traffic in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Drained (2006)
, 1h52
Directed by Heitor Dhalia
Origin Bresil
Genres Comedy
Actors Selton Mello, Alice Braga, Leonardo Medeiros, Milhem Cortaz
Roles Lourenço
Rating73% 3.6938153.6938153.6938153.6938153.693815
Lourenço is a lonely pawn shop owner. His work has made him insensitive to the suffering of those who desperately seek to sell him their personal possessions. Lourenço's lack of emotions makes him deal with the world as a collection of objects to be bought. He begins to play power games with his customers, and derives pleasure from it.
Nina (2004)
, 1h25
Directed by Heitor Dhalia
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Maria Augusta Labatut Stresser, Milhem Cortaz, Guilherme Weber, Wagner Moura, Matheus Nachtergaele, Lázaro Ramos
Roles Amigo de Ana
Rating66% 3.344223.344223.344223.344223.34422
Set in today's São Paulo, the film tells the story of Nina, a poor young girl, disorderly seeking a means of survival in today's cruel society and only comes across adversity. She lives in a rented room. Her landlady Eulália, an old and decrepit reincarnation of the old miser killed by Raskólnikov on Crime and Punishment, humiliates her the entire time, violates her correspondence, confiscates the money her mother sends, locks up the refrigerator to prevent her access the food stored there, each one of them with the label "Eulália" on it, a symbol of the purchasing power, the right to consume and of the humiliation of the fellow man.
Lisbela and the Prisoner, 1h46
Origin Bresil
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Selton Mello, Débora Falabella, André Mattos, Marco Nanini
Roles Leléu
Rating75% 3.752843.752843.752843.752843.75284
This script must be run from the command line
Caramuru: The Invention of Brazil, 1h25
Origin Bresil
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Deborah Secco, Débora Bloch, Luís Melo, Marco Nanini
Roles Diogo Álvares, Caramuru
Rating65% 3.288523.288523.288523.288523.28852
Diogo Álvares gets stranded on a tropical island when he sails with a boat, and meets a beautiful native of the island, a girl called Paraguaçu and her sister Moema. The two natives become his lover, but Diogo is already engaged to be married in his native Portugal. He's engaged to Isabelle a French noble woman, an agreement made between the Portuguese and the French kings. At the island Diogo meets the two native's father, who after a few misunderstandings make him the tribe's chief. After some time on the island Diogo sees a caravelle far out in the sea. The ship approaches the shore and Diogo finally gets rescued by Portuguese nobility on the way to India. Diogo embarks on the ship, Paraguaçu swims to him. Diogo decides to take Paraguaçu with him to Europe.
To the Left of the Father, 2h45
Directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Selton Mello, Raul Cortez, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Simone Spoladore, Leonardo Medeiros, Caio Blat
Roles André
Rating76% 3.8391953.8391953.8391953.8391953.839195
The story concerns a young man, André (Selton Mello), whose ideas are radically different from his father's (Raul Cortez). The father predicates order and restraint, which enhance his own power under the mantle of family love. The son seeks freedom and ecstasy, challengingly signified, in the film, through his incestuous passion for his sister Ana (Simone Spoladore). When the son leaves home on the farm and moves to a seedy boarding house, his older brother Pedro (Leonardo Medeiros), is asked by their mother (Juliana Carneiro da Cunha) to bring him back. His return, however, will completely shatter the family's confining life.
A Dog's Will, 1h44
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Films based on plays
Actors Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Lima Duarte, Denise Fraga, Marco Nanini, Paulo Goulart
Roles Chicó
Rating85% 4.2925954.2925954.2925954.2925954.292595
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.
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 Oswaldo
Rating73% 3.6974853.6974853.6974853.6974853.697485
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.