Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1956. In 1991, he directed his first feature film, High Art (1991, 15th Mostra). He was a member of the 19th Mostra’s International Jury, in 1995. In partnership with Daniela Thomas, he directed Foreign Land (1995), Midnight (1998, 23rd Mostra), a segment of Paris, I Love You (2006, 30th Mostra) and Linha de Passe (2008, 37th Mostra). Salles is also the director of Central Station (1998), winner of Golden Bear at Berlin International Film Festival, Behind the Sun (2001), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), On the Road (2012) and Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2014, 38th Mostra). At the 41st Mostra, Salles exhibited the short movie When the Earth Trembles, part of the feature film Where Has the Time Gone? (2017). He produced, among others, Madame Satã (2002), Love for Sale (2006) and Habi, the Foreigner (2013), all of them screened at Mostra.