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The Wagner Brothers


The Wagner Brothers, made up of three sisters and one brother (Ingrid, Elizabeth, Rosane and Helmuth Wagner Jr.), were born in Curitiba, a town in the south of Brazil. Between 1977 and 1992 they produced a number of short films in Super-8, 16 and 35mm which are renowned for their wide range of genres, techniques and themes, especially their animated shorts. The Wagner Brothers began making films at a very young age, influenced by their father, the photographer Helmuth Wagner, and their artist mother, Edith Pitz Wagner. With limited resources, the films produced by the Wagner Brothers are notably experimental and creative, with themes touching on Brazilian history and culture in many different ways. Their shorts have been shown and won awards at festivals in Brazil and the rest of the world, such as the Canadian International Amateur Film Festival in Toronto, the Núcleo dos Cineastas Independentes in Lisbon and the Super Festival Nacional do Filme Super-8 in São Paulo. The film Pudim de morango (Strawberry Pudding) was rated as one of the top 100 Brazilian animated films, chosen by the Brazilian Association of Film Critics and in the book Animação Brasileira. 100 Filmes Essenciais (Brazilian Animation: 100 Essential Films), launched at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2018.

Update: 28 July 2020