Walter Carvalho was born in Paraíba, Brazil, in 1948. He arrived in Rio de Janeiro in 1968 and studied graphic design. Walter Carvalho has, since the eighties, become the most important cinematographer in Brazilian cinema. His involvement with cinema started when he accompanied his brother Vladimir in the shooting of works like O País de São Saruê (1971). After that, he was the assistant director of cinematography to Dib Lufti, José Medeiros and Fernando Duarte, and made his debut as a photographer in 1973 with Boi de Prata (1973), by Augusto Ribeiro Jr. Since then, Walter has won several prizes, in festivals like Cartagena, Huelva and Brasilia, for his cinematography. The recognition of his works came with Central do Brasil (1998), by Walter Salles, followed by Madame Satã (2002), by Karim Aïnouz, in which he makes unforgettable images that unite bodies and emotions with movements of brightness. —fipresci
Gostei da adaptação de "Budapeste", de Chico Buarque, especialmente por manter a tensão entre o 'eu' e o 'outro' inerente à profissão de José Costa: escritor-fantasma (ghost writer). Contudo, mesmo a fotografia honesta, o que não poderia faltar num filme de Walter Carvalho, e a boa interpretação dos atores não cria um elo forte com o espectador, fazendo de "Budapeste" um filme apenas justo com a obra que adapta.