Natalia Leite is a writer/director born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her directorial debut BARE premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015, starring Dianna Agron, and was released by IFC and Paramount Pictures. Her second feature M.F.A., a psychological thriller centered around rape crimes in a university, premiered at SXSW in 2017 and starred Francesca Eastwood. The film was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at SXSW and was released in theaters in October 2017. She often deals with identity and sexuality in her work, which has been described as having “a bracing assertive style” (Variety), “emotional intelligence and sensitivity” (LA Times), and as “cementing the reign over highly stylized and sexually progressive dramas” (Slant). Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vogue, among other publications. Natalia was listed as one of Indiewire’s Filmmakers to Watch and has been a featured speaker for NY Women in Film & Television, IFP Filmmaker Conference, numerous film festivals and Universities.
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