DAINARA TOFFOLI

BORN IN PORTO ALEGRE, FORMED IN JOURNALISM BY PUC / RS, “DAINA” HAS BEEN ACTING 89 IN THE CINEMA AND ADVERTISING AREAS. STARTED HIS CAREER AT THE CINEMA HOUSE IN PORTO ALEGRE, WORKING WITH JORGE FURTADO IN THE CLASSIC “ISLAND OF FLOWERS”. “THE CINEMA HOUSE TEACHED ME THAT CINEMA IS AN ART THAT IS MADE IN GROUP AND THAT A DIRECTOR HAS TO OPEN SPACE FOR HER TEAM WORK”.

IN 1996, DAINARA BEGAN TO DIRECT HIS OWN FILMS. AMONG HIS MAIN WORKS AS A DIRECTOR, “DIVAGATIONS IN A HOTEL ROOM”: A PROGRAM PRODUCED FOR FRENCH TV ARTE; THE DOCUMENTARY “DONA HELENA”; THE SHORT DOCUMENTARY “DIDIER”, “FANTA”, “JIGAR” AND “VERÔNICA”, THAT ARE PART OF THE PEOPLE OF SÃO PAULO PROJECT; THE MEDIUM-FILM “OSWALDO CRUZ” AND THE FICTION SHORT “A SERIOUS MAN”, WINNER OF SEVERAL AWARDS AT THE BRASÍLIA AND GRAMADO FESTIVALS.

“MAKING CINEMA AND ADVERTISING FOR ME IS AN EXERCISE OF DISCOVERY AND SUMMARY. WHERE YOU CANNOT OPEN HANDS OR RESEARCH OR INTUITION.” “I AM CURIOUS, I LIKE TO DRIVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOVIES. I LOVE THE ‘ACTOR MOVIES’ BUT ALSO PLEASED ME FROM A MORE OPEN IDEA AND SEARCHED FOR NARRATIVE OR TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR IT”.