Cisneros Media Distribution Signs Exclusive Worldwide Representation Deal with Brazil’s ‘First Family of Cinema’: the Barreto’s

Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) today announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide representation deal with the world-renowned family of Brazilian film: the Barreto’s.

“We are extremely proud to represent these unique works of art that reflect so many different periods of Brazilian cinema.  The Barreto family members are internationally renowned by having produced, written, directed, and filmed movies that have received many awards and mesmerized vast galleries of fans around the globe.  Luiz Carlos and Lucy, and their children Bruno, Fabio and Paula, are the ‘First Family of Cinema’ in Brazil,” stated Marcello Coltro, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution of Cisneros Media

Since founding their production company in 1961, LC Barreto has produced and co-produced more than 80 short and feature films, many of them considered an integral part of Latin America’s cultural and artistic heritage.  During the past 50 years, Barreto family productions have been featured in international film festivals around the world, including Shanghai (China), San Francisco (USA), Huelva (Spain), Sorrento (Italy), and Montevideo (Uruguay), receiving numerous awards and recognitions in Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia.

“For LC Barreto, it’s an honor to have our catalog represented by Cisneros Media Distribution; and it’s a huge pleasure to work once again with such an excellent professional as Marcello Coltro,” stated Paula Barreto from location in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she is working on the film “A Paixão Segundo João” [The Passion According To João], which portrays the life of celebrated Brazilian pianist João Carlos Martins, considered one of the best interpreters of Bach’s music.

One of the jewels of their catalog is “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands” (1976), which was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Foreign Film and held the Brazilian national box-office record for 35 years.  Starring Sonia Braga, the internationally acclaimed film was directed by Bruno Barreto and produced by his parents, Luiz Carlos and Lucy Barreto.

Other titles include the biographical film based on the early life of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, “Lula, the Son of Brazil” (2009), as well as a variety of productions of diverse styles and genres, ranging from the romantic comedy, such as “Bossa Nova” (2000), to the political drama, like “Memoirs of Prison” (1984), obtaining international awards, jump-starting the careers of world-renowned actors and directors, and setting box-office records.