Sandra Kogut




Born in Rio de Janeiro, Sandra Kogut has lived and worked in Brazil, France and the USA first as an artist creating performance pieces and installations and then turning to documentary and fiction films. In the early 1990s she directed the "Parabolic People" project shot in Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Dakar, New York, Paris and Moscow. Her work, which blurs the border between documentary and fiction, has been featured at the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Harvard Film Archive and the Forum des Images (Paris). Kogut’s films have won many awards at venues such as the Oberhausen Film Festival, the Leipzig Documentary Film Festival, Vue sur les Docs (Marseille), the Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM/Karlsruhe), and the Hungarian Film Week (Budapest). Kogut’s first feature “Mutum” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight) and went on to numerous festivals including Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam and others, receiving more than twenty awards worldwide.