Photo by Ania Jopp
"Sousa Haz is one of the brightest voices
of the young generation of Brazilian artists”
- Walter Salles
Berlinale Golden Bear winner
Márcio-André de Sousa Haz is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, performer, and visual artist born in Rio de Janeiro and currently living in Budapest.
He began his career as a film director attending classes held by Roman Coppola, Asghar Farhadi, Stephan Elliott, and Christopher Hampton. Since then, he has worked on short movies, documentaries, advertising, and music videos for bands such as They Might Be Giants and Besh o Drom.
He is the winner of the Medina Media 4K Award for the Best Director (Festival de Málaga) for the short film, "Cozy for Two at Kuleshov St." and was awarded first prize at FEST - Pitching Forum (2018, Portugal) in the feature-length category. His short "The First Time I Saw Francis Taylor He Was in Slow Motion" won twelve awards in international festivals, including best director and best movie at 48HFP, and Best Experimental Short at Sardinia Film Festival.
He shot reports to Deutsche Welle about Syrian refugees in Hungary and a documentary about Maria Kodama, writer, and wife of Jorge Luis Borges.
As a writer and artist, Sousa Haz’s texts have been translated into more than twenty languages. He gave lectures and performances in London, Paris, New York, Moscow, Venice, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Lima, Buenos Aires, and many other cities. After reading poems in the ghost town of Pripyat, Chernobyl, in 2007, Sousa Haz became the first "radioactive poet" in the world.
His book "Poemas apócrifos de Paul Valéry" was nominated for the prestigious Portuguese language prizes Jabuti and Oceanos, and recently became the subject of a Ph.D. thesis. He was the holder of the grant Fundação Biblioteca Nacional in 2009 for the essay "Poética das Casas." In 2017, his "Ensaios radioativos" (2008) was adapted into a play and staged at Teatro Miguel Falabella, in Rio de Janeiro.