Lúcia Nagib is Professor of Film at the University of Reading. Her research has focused, among other subjects, on polycentric approaches to world cinema, new waves and new cinemas, cinematic realism and intermediality. She is the author of World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism (Bloomsbury, 2011), Brazil on Screen: Cinema Novo, New Cinema, Utopia (I.B. Tauris, 2007), A Retomada do Cinema Brasileiro: depoimentos de 90 cineastas dos anos 90 (Editora 34, 2002), Nascido das cinzas: autor e sujeito nos filmes de Oshima (Edusp, 1995), Em torno da nouvelle vague japonesa (Editora da Unicamp, 1993) and Werner Herzog: o cinema como realidade (Estação Liberdade, 1991). She is the editor of Impure Cinema: Intermedial and Intercultural Approaches to Film (with Anne Jerslev, I.B. Tauris, 2013), Theorizing World Cinema (with Chris Perriam and Rajinder Dudrah, I.B. Tauris, 2011), Realism and the Audiovisual Media (with Cecília Mello, Palgrave, 2009), The New Brazilian Cinema (I.B. Tauris, 2003), Mestre Mizoguchi (Navegar, 1990) and Ozu (Marco Zero, 1990). Her 2019 feature-length documentary/essay film, Passages (directed by her and Samuel Paiva), is currently being shown at festivals around the world.