Director: BARBARA PAZ
“I have already lived my death and now all that is left is to make a film about it”. So said the filmmaker Hector Babenco to Bárbara Paz when he realized he did not have much time left. She accepted the challenge to fulfill the last wish of her late partner: to be the main protagonist in his own death. In this tender immersion into the life of one of the greatest filmmakers from South America, Babenco himself consciously bares his soul in intimate and painful situations. He expresses fears and anxieties, and also memories, reflections, and fantasies, in this face-off between his intellectual vigor and physical frailty, which were the hallmarks of his career.
Bárbara Paz was born in 1974, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Barbara Paz is a Brazilian actress, director and producer. She graduated from the Macunaíma Theatre School and from the Antunes Centre for Theatre Research (CPT). She has performed in various feature length and short films, including Hector Babenco's final film «My Hindu Friend». She has also ventured into the area of shorts, producing and directing television programs and other films. The documentary «Babenco - Tell Me When I Die» is her first feature-length film. Its premiere was at the Venice Film Festival 2019 where it won Best Documentary in the official Venice Classics competition, and also the Independent Critics Prize - Bisato D’oro.