Maíra Bühler (Brasil)

Maíra Bühler is a Brazilian director and screenwriter. She studied Social Sciences at the University of São Paulo and holds a Master’s Degree in Anthropology. She is a screenwriter for fiction films and series and the director of four documentary feature films. Her most recent film, Diz a ela que me viu chorar (2019), was screened in important documentary film festivals around the world. In Brazil, it won the award for best film at the Olhar de Cinema—International Festival of Curitiba, considered by Cahiers du Cinéma magazine as one of the best in the country. It also won the special jury prize at the Havana Film Festival and received awards at the Cinema du Réel festival in France and at the Uruguay International Film Festival. Diacuí is her first fiction feature film.

Diacuí Diacuí, an indigenous woman, travels to the dangerous world of the whites, where she marries an expeditionary and sees her life turned into a hugely successful fotonovela in the 1950s.