Rogério Sganzerla was born in 1946 in the town of Joaçaba, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. Between 1964 and 1965 he wrote film critiques for the cultural supplement of the newspaper “O Estado de São Paulo” and for other newspapers. In 1967, he collaborated with Andréa Tonacci on his first film, the short film Documentário. He directed his first full-length film in São Paulo in 1968, O Bandido da Luz Vermelha, which caused a scandal and led to his clamorous break with Cinema Novo. He defined the outlines of Cinema Marginal, or “udigrudi” (according to a denigrating definition by Glauber Rocha), which weren’t recognized by its exponents, including the various “Paulist” filmmakers. Nor was it recognized by Julio Bressane, who had become a friend of Sganzerla’s in those years. During those years he was also exchanging ideas with Augusto De Campos, the famous exponent of Brazilian poesia concreta, and with the exponents of Tropicalism. In 1969 he directed A Mulher de Todos… read more
Mubi should add "Documentario" that is the Rogerio's first short film and that movie lined up in Cannes Film Festival in 1966. Otherwise, it's important analyzing 60's entertainment perception on teen's socio-economic agenda. Unfortunately, Bressane's and Sganzerla's movies become lost with mainstream fetishism after the coup. In Turkey we had same process so harsh, but our day will come.
Still missing: O Signo do Caos (2005): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389377/ , Nem Tudo é Verdade (1986): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145115/ , Abismu (1977): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0136690/ , Carnaval na Lama (1970): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200482/ , not to mention all of his shorts as well.