CinemaScópio is an independent production company based in Pernambuco, Brazil. It was created by filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho and producer Emilie Lesclaux. Today it also has a third partner, Winston Araújo. In the 2000s, the short films A Menina do Cotton (2003), Vinil Verde (2004), Eletrodoméstica (2005), Friday Night, Saturday Morning (2006), Recife Frio (2009) and the feature documentary film Critic (2008), by KMF, won more than 100 awards at festivals in Brazil and abroad.
Between 2008 and 2015, CinemaScópio also stood out as one of the main audiovisual production companies in Recife, producing or co-producing films by young talents such as Leonardo Sette (Ocidente, Confessionário), Tião and Nara Normande (Sem-Coração), Juliano Dornelles ( Mens Sana in Corpore Sano), Leonardo Lacca (Permanencia), among others.
In 2013, CinemaScópio released the feature film O Som ao Redor, by Kleber Mendonça Filho, selected in more than 100 festivals and winner of 32 awards. The film was chosen by the New York Times as one of the 10 best films of the year and represented Brazil at the Oscars.
Aquarius, Kleber Mendonça Filho’s second feature, starring Sonia Braga, premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016. It was distributed in more than 100 countries and won 51 awards.
Bacurau, co-directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, debuted at the Cannes Festival competition in May 2019 and won the Jury Prize. CinemaScópio is also responsible for the Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, which has become one of the most important film festivals in the country since its creation in 2008 (www.janeladecinema.com.br).