Fábio Barreto, director of 'Lula, the Son of Brazil', dies

Fabio Barreto displays the book on which he based his film

Fabio Barreto displays the book on which he based his film

  |  Folha de S. Paulo

Barreto suffered a car accident on the night of December 19, 2009, and had been in a coma ever since.

The filmmaker Fábio Barreto died on Wednesday evening in Rio de Janeiro. Folha contacted a former assistant, who confirmed the news.

Fábio Barreto directed the movie 'Lula, the Son of Brazil' (2009), as well as works such as 'Luzia Homem' and 'Quatrilho'. Barreto suffered a car accident on December 19, 2009, in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro and had been in a coma ever since.

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