Coevos Filmes

About Us

Founded in 1981, Coevos is in constant activity. It operates in the cinema, TV and VOD segments. In 2021, the company launches Foreign Soldier (Soldado Estrangeiro) on digital platforms, after the documentary toured the Brazilian commercial circuit. After spring (Depois da Primavera) premieres at festivals in February and Symphony of a Common Man (Sinfonia de Um Homem Comum), a partnership with Globo News, is in the post-production phase and has a commercial debut scheduled for the second semester.

Coevos Filmes

Directors

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Isabel Joffily

Director

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Isabel Joffily was born in 1984. In 2006 she got her bachelor degree in Social Sciences by UFRJ and in 2015 she graduated as Master of Visual Arts by UERJ. As a director she has worked on “Rio Fabril” (with Thais Blank and Paulo Fontes, 2018), “Vidigal Olimpo” (with José Joffily, 2016), “Retrato de Carmen D.” and “Uma Festa para Jorge” (with Rita Toledo, 2009). She produced the feature documentaries “Soldado Estrangeiro” (2019), “Caminho de Volta” (2015), both by José Joffily and Pedro Rossi, and “Prova de Artista” (2011), by José Joffily. She produced and curated the showings "Amós Gitai e Abbas Kiarostami: O Cinema Além Muros" (Caixa Cultural do Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo, 2009) and "Carl Th. Dreyer e Lars von Trier: Os Cineastas da Vida Interior" (Caixa Cultural do Rio de Janeiro e Palácio das Artes de Belo Horizonte, 2008). She produced the showing "Robert Frank: Entre Imagens" (with Julieta Roitman, 2012). Currently she’s in post-production of her first feature documentary “Depois da Primavera", winner of the Itaú Cultural. The film is predicted for the first semester of 2021.  

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José Joffily

Diretor

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Born in João Pessoa, José Joffily is a filmmaker and Master in Communications by UFRJ. Parallel to his work as a director and producer, he taught during 20 years in the Cinema Department of UFF. In 2000, he was president of the Brazilian Association of Filmmakers. His work as director includes the films: “Soldado Estrangeiro” (with Pedro Rossi, 2019), “Vidigal Olimpo” (with Isabel Joffily, 2016), “Caminho de Volta” (with Pedro Rossi, 2015), “Mão na Luva" (with Roberto Bomtempo, 2014), "Acerto de Contas" (series, 2013), "Prova de Artista" (2011), "Olhos Azuis" (2010), "A Paixão Segundo Callado" (2009), "Achados e Perdidos" (2007), "Vocação do Poder" (with Eduardo Escorel, 2005), "Dois Perdidos Numa Noite Suja" (2002), "O Chamado de Deus" (2000), "Quem Matou Pixote?" (1996), and other titles. Currently he’s directing the feature documentary “Sinfonia de Um Homem Comum”, with its predicted to be released in the second semester of 2020. Joffily’s films have been regularly watched in festivals, in commercial theatres and several online platforms. 

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Pedro Rossi

Director

pedro@coevos.com.br

Pedro Rossi was born in 1981 in Rio de Janeiro. He has B.A. in Visual Communication by the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He was the producer of the features “Romance Policial” (80', 2015), “Noites de Reis” (85', 2012), “Não Se Pode Viver Sem Amor” (90', 2010) and of the documentary “Ippon” (30', 2013) for ESPN. Directed with José Joffily the documentary “Caminho de Volta” (75', 2015), which stayed for one year in theaters in Brazil before going to the TV. The film was released in the It's All True Festival in 2015. He was the director of the documentary TV series “O Som e O Silêncio” (13 episodes, 2018) for the Arte1 channel and the documentary feature “Soldado Estrangeiro” (Foreign Soldier), another partnership with José Joffily. The film participated in the main selection of the festivals It’s All True and DocsMX in 2019. "Depois da Primavera" (84', 2021), directed with Isabel Joffily, is his third documentary feature as a director and photographer. The film premiered in Brazil in the feature competition of Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema (2021). The international premiere took place at the Documentary Competition at the Toulouse Latino Film Festival.