Karen Sztajnberg is a Brazilian filmmaker and the through line in her work is subjective constitution: how do we end up being who we are? Which experiences bend us to form the core of our identity? She explores a variety of mediums to tackle this question, sometimes through storytelling, at others, through think pieces.
Her directorial work has screened at Vox Feminae ’15(Pears’14), Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Keeper of the Art ‘ 09) the Armory Center for the Arts (The Narrative of Inadequacy’13 also exhibited in art galleries in Madrid, Berlin, Florence, and Istanbul). More recently, Karen premiered Room Tone in her first solo show in Portugal. As a screenwriter, Karen penned (Casa Grande), Tiger Competition, Rotterdam’14 which won numerous awards, secured commercial distribution and positive reviews on Cahier du Cinema and Variety. Her shorts, Chipped and Pears, were acquired by Centre Georges Pompidou and fetched prizes in the festival circuit. António Variações, directed