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Helena Ignez

Helena Ignez (born May 23, 1942) is a Brazilian actress and filmmaker. Helena was born in Salvador, Bahia and was attending her second year of law school when she fell in love with theater and decided to study the Dramatic Arts at the Federal University of Bahia. At the time, the Bahian theater scene was breaking with traditional Brazilian theater and experiencing strong influence from the young vanguard. She first appeared on the screen in Glauber Rocha's short film "Pátio". Helena acted in a few films associated with the Cinema Novo movement, such as "A Grande Feira" (1961), "Assalto ao Trem Pagador" (1962), and "O Padre e a Moça" (1966) before playing Janete Jane in O Bandido da Luz Vermelha by Rogério Sganzerla. After this film, she would perform in some most significant films in the Cinema Marginal movement, which directly opposed the critically acclaimed Cinema Novo -- the most remarkable being her role as Ângela Carne e "Osso in A Mulher de Todos" (1969). She also was a financial partner of Rogério Sganzerla and fellow Cinema Marginal filmmaker Júlio Bressane in the short-lived, although prolific, Belair production company. Between 1968 and 1970, Sganzerla and Ignez made almost a dozen films together and were also married and had two children -- one of which would become actress Djin Sganzerla. As a filmmaker, Ignez has directed 7 films, the most notable being "Luz das Trevas" (2010), a sequel to Sganzerla's debut feature "O Bandido da Luz Vermelha" (1968).

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May 23, 1942 In Salvador - Bahia - Brazil
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie The Welles Raft 2022-06-23
Latest Project:
In the movie Pátio 1959-01-01
Known For
Poster of Ralé: The Lower Depths
Poster of Poder dos Afetos
Poster of Scent of Gardenias
Poster of Oswaldianas
Movie The Welles Raft Herself
Movie The Good Cinema
Movie Candango: Memoirs from a Festival Self
Movie Race Antenna
Movie Ensaio Sobre o Fracasso Unknown
Movie Natureza Morta Unknown
Movie Bring me the Head of Carmen M. Diretora
Movie A Mulher da Luz Própria Herself
Movie Flesh (voice)
Movie Extracts Unknown
Movie My Calendar Girl Unknown
Movie O Desmonte do Monte Unknown
Movie Antes do Fim Unknown
Movie All Paulos in the World - Paulo José Unknown
Movie Febre Unknown
Movie Brazilian Cinema in the 20th Century
Movie Venus – Filly the Lesbian Little Fairy Narração
Movie O Cinema Foi à Feira Ela mesma
Movie Ralé: The Lower Depths Unknown
Movie Love Film Festival Herself
Movie The End of an Age Unknown
Movie Estátua! Mãe (voz)
Movie Paixão e Virtude Unknown
Movie Copacabana, Mon Amour: A Restauração Helena Ignez
Movie Ossos Voz Off
Movie Sinais de Cinza, A Peleja de Olney Contra o Dragão da Maldade Unknown
Movie Terno Mãe
Movie Poder dos Afetos Ritual Xamânico
Movie A Balada do Provisório Provisório's Mother
Movie Mr. Sganzerla: Os Signos da Luz Unknown
Movie Light in Darkness: The Return of Red Light Bandit
Movie Avacalha e se Esculhamba Unknown
Movie Belair
Movie Hotel Atlântico Unknown
Movie A Vermelha Luz do Bandido Unknown
Movie Embodiment of Evil Cabíria
Movie A Bela P...
Movie Meu Mundo em Perigo Mãe de Isis
Movie Helena Zero Unknown
Movie A Miss e o Dinossauro Herself (archive footage) / (Voz em Off)
Movie Retrato da Terra Ela mesma
Movie O Signo do Caos Guida
Movie Glauber Rocha - The Movie, Brazil's Labyrinth Unknown
Movie Reinvenção da Rua Herself
Movie B2 Unknown
Movie São Jerônimo Marcela
Movie Celebração - 100 Anos do Cinema Nacional
Movie Flying Geraldo Unknown
Movie Scent of Gardenias Unknown
Movie Oswaldianas Unknown
Movie Perigo Negro
Movie Anônimo e incomum Unknown
Movie It's Not All True Unknown
Movie Mulheres de Cinema Unknown
Movie A Man and His Cage Aeromoça
Movie A Família do Barulho Unknown
Movie Sem Essa, Aranha Unknown
Movie Copacabana My Love Sônia Silk
Movie Cuidado Madame Unknown
Movie The Monsters of Babaloo Unknown
Movie The Woman of Everyone Ângela Carne e Osso
Movie Baron Olavo, the Horrible Unknown
Movie The Red Light Bandit Unknown
Movie Os Marginais Unknown
Movie Cara a Cara Luciana
Movie The Priest and the Girl Mariana
Movie Grito da Terra Unknown
Movie Assault on the Pay Train Marta
Movie A Grande Feira Ely
Movie Pátio Unknown