A photographer, filmmaker, screenwriter and producer born in Rio de Janeiro, he was DOP for hits such as Dona Flor e seus Dois Maridos (1976) and cult films such as Tabu (1982) and Cabaret Mineiro (1980), as well as Eu te amo (1981), among others. Established as a director in his debut feature, Nunca Fomos Tão Felizes (awarded in Locarno, in 1984, in addition to Gramado and Brasília). He was awarded again in Gramado for best direction with Faca de dois gumes (1988), best film and best direction with Como nascem os anjos (1996), and best film with Nome próprio (2007). In 1992, he created his own production company, Cinema Brasil Digital. Director of several other features such as Seja o que Deus quiser (2003), Aprendi a jogar com você (2014) and Passarinho lá de Nova Iorque (2015), A Bay is his last film.