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Anselmo Duarte

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Anselmo Duarte
Born(1920-04-21)April 21, 1920
DiedNovember 7, 2009(2009-11-07) (aged 89)
  • Actor
  • film director
  • screen writer
Years active1947–1987
(m. 1952; div. 1956)

Anselmo Duarte Bento (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈsɛwmu duˈaʁtʃi]; 21 April 1920 – 7 November 2009) was a Brazilian actor, screenwriter and film director.

Early life

Duarte was born in Salto, São Paulo on 21 April 1920.[1] He was raised by his mother, alongside his six siblings.[1]


His 1962 film O Pagador de PromessasKeeper of Promises—was awarded the Golden Palm at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival,[2] becoming, to date, the only Brazilian feature film to be distinguished this way and the first winner from the Southern Hemisphere. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[3] Furthermore, O Pagador de Promessas won awards for Best Film and Best Musical Score at the San Francisco International Film Festival and for Best Film at the Acapulco Film Festival, the Cartagena Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 1962.[4] His 1964 film Vereda da SalvaçãoThe Obsessed of Catule—was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival.[5]

The then President of Brazil, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, awarded Duarte the Order of Cultural Merit in 2008,[6] Brazil's highest cultural civilian honor, and the Governor of São Paulo, José Serra, awarded him the Order of Ipiranga, which is the state's highest civilian honor. He was also declared an honorary citizen by numerous Brazilian municipalities, including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salto, his birthplace.[citation needed]

In 2008, Duarte together with his son, Ricardo, founded an organization, Instituto Anselmo Duarte, with the intention of restoring 26 of Anselmo's films and distributing them, free of charge, in 10,000 Brazilian cultural institutions.[7] After Duarte's death, his son continued with their project.[7]

Shortly before his death in 2009, the municipality of Salto inaugurated a multimillion-dollar cultural and educational center named "Centro Cultural e Educacional Anselmo Duarte", housing a 500 audience amphitheater for film and theatrical events.[citation needed] In addition, the center publicly displays the original Golden Palm awarded to Duarte at the Cannes Film Festival.[citation needed]

Personal life

Marriage and family

Between 1952 and 1956,[8] he was married to Ilka Soares, with whom he become one of Brazil's leading celebrity couples,[9] and they had two children.[10] In total, he had 4 children.[11]

Political activity

He was also a freemason.[12]

Illness and death

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease five years prior to his death, Duarte spent the last years of his life under the care of his son, Ricardo.[7]

Three months before his death, in August, he was hospitalized in São Paulo after suffering from a heart attack in addition to kidney failure and anemia caused by an urinary tract infection.[13] Additionally, he was diagnosed with a bladder cancer[7] and underwent surgery to remove the malignant tumor.[14] Although both the bladder cancer and heart conditions had been successfully treated,[15] he was again hospitalized in October after having a hemorrhagic stroke.[16] Duarte died shortly after, on 7 November 2009, in São Paulo due to complications from the stroke.[17]

Selected filmography

The following is a list of selected feature films which Duarte wrote, directed or appeared in.[18]

  • Querida Suzana (1947)
  • Não Me Digas Adeus (1947)
  • Terra Violenta (1948)
  • Inconfidência Mineira (1948)
  • Pinguinho de Gente (1949)
  • O Caçula do Barulho (1949)
  • Carnaval no Fogo (1949)
  • Aviso aos Navegantes (1950)
  • A Sombra da Outra (1950)
  • Maior Que o Ódio (1951)
  • Tico-Tico no Fubá (1952)
  • Apassionata (1952)
  • Veneno (1952)
  • Amei um Bicheiro (1952) (writer, uncredited)
  • The Landowner's Daughter (1953)
  • Carnaval em Marte (1955) (writer)
  • Sinfonia Carioca (1955)
  • Senhora (1955)
  • Depois Eu Conto (1956) (writer)
  • O Diamante (1956)
  • Arara Vermelha (1957)
  • Absolutamente Certo (1957) (director, writer)
  • Fazendo Cinema (1957)
  • O Cantor e o Milionário (1958)
  • Un Rayo de Luz (1960)
  • As Pupilas do Senhor Reitor (1961) (writer)
  • O Pagador de Promessas (1962) (writer)
  • Vereda da Salvação (1964) (director, writer)
  • The Obsessed of Catule (1964) (director)
  • Case of the Naves Brothers (1967)
  • A Espiã Que Entrou em Fria (1967)
  • Juventude e Ternura (1968)
  • A Madona de Cedro (1968)
  • Quelé do Pajeú (1969) (director, writer)
  • O Impossível Acontece (1969) (director, writer)
  • Um Certo Capitão Rodrigo (1971) (director, writer)
  • Independência ou Morte (1972)
  • O Descarte (1973) (director, writer)
  • O Marginal (1974)
  • A Noiva da Noite (1974)
  • Assim Era a Atlântida (1974) (documentary)
  • A Casa das Tentações (1975)
  • Ninguém Segura Essas Mulheres (1976) (director, writer)
  • Paranóia (1976)
  • Já Não Se Faz Amor como Antigamente (1976) (director, writer)
  • O Crime do Zé Bigorna (1977 (director, writer)
  • Embalos Alucinantes (1978)
  • Os Trombadinhas (1979) (director)
  • O Caçador de Esmeraldas (1979) (writer)
  • Tensão no Rio (1982)
  • Brasa Adormecida (1987) (final film role)



  1. ^ a b "100 anos de Anselmo Duarte" [100 years of Anselmo Duarte]. Prefeitura da Estância Turística de Salto (in Portuguese). 21 April 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: O Pagador de Promessas". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  3. ^ "The 35th Academy Awards (1963)". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  4. ^ Merten 2004, p. 227–228.
  5. ^ "Programme 1965". Berlin International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Ordem do Mérito Cultural 2008" [Order of Cultural Merit 2008]. Minister of Culture (Brazil) (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 3 August 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  7. ^ a b c d "'Projeto Anselmo Duarte' quer restaurar 26 filmes do cineasta" [Project "Anselmo Duarte" wants to restore 26 films of the filmmaker]. G1 (in Portuguese). 28 August 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Atriz Ilka Soares morre aos 89 anos" [Actress Ilka Soares dies at 89]. Estado de Minas (in Portuguese). 18 June 2022. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  9. ^ Sadlier 2009, p. 10.
  10. ^ Zorzi, André Carlos (18 June 2022). "Morre Ilka Soares, aos 89 anos; relembre a trajetória da atriz" [Ilka Soares dies, aged 89; remember the career trajectory of the actress]. Cultura e Lazer (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  11. ^ "Há 60 anos, 'O Pagador de Promessas' ganhava a Palma de Ouro". G1 (in Portuguese). 23 May 2022. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  12. ^ Merten 2004, p. 193.
  13. ^ "Diretor de 'O pagador de promessas' é hospitalizado em São Paulo" [The Director of "O Pador de Promises" is hospitalized in São Paulo]. G1 (in Portuguese). 18 August 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  14. ^ "Anselmo Duarte passa por cirurgia para retirada de tumor" [Anselmo Duarte undergoes surgery to remove a tumor]. G1 (in Portuguese). 28 August 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  15. ^ "Anselmo Duarte recebe alta após 24 dias de internação" [Anselmo Duarte is discharged after 24 days of hospitalization]. G1 (in Portuguese). 11 September 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  16. ^ "Anselmo Duarte morre em SP aos 89 anos". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). 7 November 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  17. ^ "Diretor e ator Anselmo Duarte morre aos 89 anos em São Paulo" [Director and actor Anselmo Duarte dies at the age of 89 in São Paulo]. Gazeta do Povo. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  18. ^ Merten 2004, p. 197–217.


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