Ana ROCHA DE SOUSA
Born in Lisbon, Ana Rocha de Sousa is a renowned actress and director. She studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. She developed a passion for the power of the visual image in photography and film, winning the Bienal Jovens VaLoures (Biennal for Young Artists) for her installation artwork Love in Progress and presenting many of her artwork. Her short documentary Laundriness (2011) and short feature No Mar (2015) have been invited to Caminhos Film Festival, the International Student Film Festival in London, and the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival. Her feature debut Listen won the Special Jury Prize from the Orizzonti section and Best Debut Film at the Venice Film Festival.