Héctor Eduardo Babenco (born February 7, 1946 in Buenos Aires but raised in Mar del Plata) is an Argentine-born Brazilian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor.
He has worked in several countries including Argentina, Brazil and the United States.
His father was an Argentine gaucho of Ukrainian origin and his mother was a Polish Jewish immigrant.
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''Curiosity doesn't matter any more. These days people don't want to be transported to emotional territories where they don't know how to react.''Hector Babenko (b. 1946), Argentinian film director. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Feb. 24, 1992).