Brazilian director dies at Goa fete

Filho, 56, was participating in an open forum discussion here  when he collapsed. He was rushed to hospital in an ambulance, but failed to recover, the organisers said.

A filmmaker and journalist from Rio de Janeiro, Filho had a lively exchange with the media on Saturday. He was in a discussion with delegates and others in the film festival courtyard when he suddenly collapsed before the stunned crowd.

Filho’s film “Mario Filho: The Creator of Crowds” was showing in the festival as part of the soccer films package. His other films include “Bye Bye Romario,” “Pele” and “O Papa da Bola.”

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