Fernando Meirelles

09.11.1955, São Paulo, Brasil


Meirelles is a Brazilian producer, director and screenwriter. He studied architecture in São Paulo, but soon became more interested in film and so, along with several friends, started to make experimental films. They founded a small independent production house called Olhar Eletrônico. After a few years of working for an independent TV station, in the 1980s he turned to commercial work, making commercials and directing TV programs for children. In the early 1990s he founded the production house O2 Filmes with two colleagues. He made his feature film debut with the family film The Nutty Boy 2 (Menino Maluquinho 2: A Aventura, 1998), after which he made Maids (Domésticas, 2001). His third film City of God (Cidade de Deus, 2002) brought him international fame and many awards at festivals around the world. Thanks to this success, he made his next two films as international co-productions The Constant Gardener (2005) and Blindness (2008). He also co-directed and produced the TV show Cidade dos Homens (2002 - 2005). During 2009, he directed the film and TV series Som e Fúria, about a theatre group’s attempt to stage Shakespeare’s drama.


Films by this director


(Brazil, 2008)

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
PHOTOGRAPHY: César Charlone

When a mysterious case of blindness arises in a city, the government puts all the sick people in quarantine in an abandoned asylum. Soon chaos and anarchy run amok among the sick, who have no proper care or supervision. Criminals and those who are physically stronger suppress the weaker ones and seize all the food by blackmailing the others. The weaker ones include a doctor and his wife - who hides the fact that she can actually see.

digital, color, 121 min

City of God

(Cidade de Deus, Brazil, France, Germany, 2002)

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
PHOTOGRAPHY: César Charlone

Nagrađivana kriminalistička drama ekranizacija je istoimena romana brazilskog spisatelja Paula Linsa. Odrastajući u Rio de Janeiru, upoznao je život u favelama zapadnog dijela grada zvanog "Božji grad" te nasilje tamošnjih bandi uslijed velike neimaštine. Crpeći inspiraciju iz vlastitih stvarnih iskustava napisao je fikcijski roman koji je za film adaptirao Bráulio Mantovani. Radnja prati razvoj organiziranog kriminala u Božjem gradu od kraja 1960-ih do početk...

color, 130'
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