Leon Hirszman (22 November 1937 - 15 September 1987) was a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter, and one of the main figures of Cinema Novo. He is best known for directing the 1981 film Eles não usam Black-tie (They Don't Wear Black-tie) which won the Special Jury Prize at the 38th Venice International Film Festival. His other films include Fernanda Montenegro's 1965 film debut A Falecida, the 1972 adaptation of Graciliano Ramos's São Bernardo and the documentary ABC da Greve. He died from complications of HIV/AIDS on 15 September 1987, aged 49.
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