Claudia Lisboa is born in Diamantina, Brazil. She lives and works in Stockholm and Amsterdam. Over the past 20 years Claudia directed many (short) films and commercials. Her latest documentary was Beauty Refugee, a film about her Brazilian family; almost every member of the clan has gotten to know the knife of her plastic surgeon-brother Sergio. Claudia calls herself a “beauty refugee” and lives in Sweden, far away from the obsessions of her Brazilian family.
2009 Beauty Refugee 59 min (HD)
Production Hysteria Film AB
Financed by SVT, SFI, Arts Grant (Sweden), Nordic Film & TV Fund
in co-production with NRK (Norway), YLE (Finland)
Distribution Kloos und Co – Germany
Written and directed Claudia Lisboa
Research, camera and sound Claudia Lisboa
Interpreting, translating, dramaturgy Nisrine Mbarki
Editor Milika de Jonge,Tell Aulin, Claudia Lisboa
Music, sound editing, and mix Per-Henrik Mäenpää
Colour grading Emil Eriksson
Graphic design Sander Brouwer
Executive producer Julia van Schieveen, Pim Imenkamp
Co-Producer Laika Film Andreas Rocksén, Erik Sandberg
Co-Producer Film I Väst Anthony Muir
Commissioning editor IKON Margje de Koning, Barbara Wiessing
Commissioning editor SVT Axel Arnö
Produced by Frank van den Engel
This production was supported by Mediafonds and Svenska Filminstitutet.
Produced by Zeppers Film in co-production with Laika, IKON, SVT, Film I Väst.
Distribution Company Women Make Movies