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Fernando Meirelles


Date of Birth: 9 November 1955São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Short Biography: Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil.

He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos. They won a huge number of awards in Brazilian film festivals. After that, the group formed a small independent company called Olhar Eletrônico.

After working in independent television during nine years, in the eighties Meirelles gravitated towards publicity and commercials. He also became the director of a very popular children's television show.

In the early 90s, together with Paulo Morelli and Andrea Barata Ribeiro, he opened the O2 Filmes production company. His first feature, in 1998, was the family film "Menino Maluquinho 2: A Aventura". His next feature, "Domésticas" (2001), exposed the invisible world of five Brazilian maids in São Paulo and their secret dreams and desires.

In 1997 he read the Brazilian best-seller "Cidade de Deus/City of God", written by Paulo Lins, and decided to turn it into a movie despite an intimidating story that involves more than 350 characters. Once the screenplay, written by Bráulio Mantovani, was ready, Meirelles gathered a crew mixed with professional technicians and inexperienced actors chosen between the youngsters living in the favelas surrounding Rio de Janeiro.

The film was a huge success in Brazil and began to attract attention around the world after it screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. "Cidade de Deus/City of God" (2003) has won awards from film festivals and societies all over the world, as well as four 2004 Oscar nominations, including a Best Director for Fernando Meirelles.


The Two Popes (2019)

# 17032 IMDb PG-13 

The Two Popes (2019)

TaglineInspired by true events.

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Comedy, Drama (2h 05min)

UK UK, Italy Italy

Rated 7.6 after 77,621 votes, 75% postive reviews on 06-Mar-20.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 50 nominations

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Elena (2012)

# 16232 IMDb

Elena (2012)

Director: Petra Costa

Documentary, Biography, Drama, Family (1h 20min)

Brazil Brazil, USA USA

Rated 7.7 after 1,304 votes, 81% postive reviews on 05-Sep-19.

10 wins & 7 nominations

Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies, (...)

Xingu (2012)

# 10757 IMDb

Xingu (2012)

Director: Cao Hamburger

Adventure, Drama (1h 42min)

Brazil Brazil

Rated 7.1 after 1,499 votes, 46% postive reviews on 16-Oct-18.

4 wins & 22 nominations

360 (2011)

# 10434 IMDb

360 (2011)

TaglineEverything comes full circle.

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Drama, Romance (1h 50min)

UK UK, Austria Austria, France France, Brazil Brazil

Rated 6.2 after 14,868 votes, 43% postive reviews on 19-Dec-18.

1 nomination

Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's classic La Ronde, screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a vivid, suspenseful and deeply moving tale of love in the 21st century. Starting in Vienna, the film beautifully weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver (...)

VIPs (2010)

# 16558 IMDb Not Rated 

VIPs (2010)

TaglineWho do you want him to be?

Director: Toniko Melo

Biography, Drama (1h 35min)

Brazil Brazil, USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 2,775 votes on 18-Oct-19.

6 wins & 10 nominations

The life of a real conman and one of the biggest frauds in Brazil.

José e Pilar (2010)

# 15307 IMDb

José e Pilar (2010)

(José and Pilar)

TaglineThe days of José Saramago and Pilar del Rio.

Director: Miguel Gonçalves Mendes

Documentary, Biography (1h 57min)

Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain, Brazil Brazil

Rated 8.4 after 2,159 votes on 08-Jan-19.

5 wins & 6 nominations

A documentary on Nobel Prize Winner José Saramago and his feelings over his wife, his country and life, as a whole.

À Deriva (2009)

# 08342 IMDb

À Deriva (2009)


Director: Heitor Dhalia

Drama (1h 37min)

Brazil Brazil

Rated 6.8 after 2,670 votes on 16-Dec-19.

6 wins & 12 nominations

It is the 80's, and fourteen year-old Filipa is spending her vacation at Búzios with her father, Mathias, her alcoholic mother, Clarice, and her two younger siblings in their beach house. When Filipa feels that the relationship of her parents is deteriorating, she snoops in her father's office. There she finds pictures of Mathias with his American lover Ângela hidden in a drawer of his desk. (...)

Blindness (2008)

# 05363 IMDb

Blindness (2008)

TaglineLust is blind.

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller (2h)

Canada Canada, Brazil Brazil, Japan Japan

Rated 6.6 after 65,156 votes, 45% postive reviews on 06-Jan-19.

12 wins & 14 nominations

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hording the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is however one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman (...)

El baño del Papa (2007)

# 05481 IMDb

El baño del Papa (2007)

(The Pope's Toilet)

Director: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández

Drama (1h 30min)

Uruguay Uruguay, Brazil Brazil, France France

Rated 7.3 after 2,480 votes on 24-Jan-19.

11 wins & 5 nominations

A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.

Cidade dos Homens (2007)

# 04143 IMDb

Cidade dos Homens (2007)

(City of Men)

TaglineAn unforgettable tale of friendship and survival in a city where the greatest challenge is growing up.

Director: Paulo Morelli

Drama (1h 50min)

Brazil Brazil

Rated 7.3 after 14,217 votes, 63% postive reviews on 19-Oct-18.

5 nominations

Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias, O (2006)

# 02928 IMDb

Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias, O (2006)

(The Year My Parents Went on Vacation)

Director: Cao Hamburger

Drama (1h 44min)

Brazil Brazil

Rated 7.4 after 5,493 votes, 67% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

21 wins & 19 nominations

A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.

The Constant Gardener (2005)

# 00607 IMDb

The Constant Gardener (2005)

TaglineLove. At any cost.

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Drama, Thriller (2h 09min)

Germany Germany, UK UK

Rated 7.4 after 124,252 votes, 82% postive reviews on 23-Feb-19.

Won Oscar. Another 20 wins & 42 nominations

Based on the best-selling John le Carré novel and from the Academy Award-nominated director of "City of God." In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz) is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, (...)

Cidade de Deus (2002)

# 00061 IMDb TOP250 #21

Cidade de Deus (2002)

(God's Town)

TaglineFight and you'll never survive..... Run and you'll never escape.

Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund (co-director)

Crime, Drama (2h 10min)

Brazil Brazil, France France, USA USA

Rated 8.6 after 621,508 votes, 79% postive reviews on 04-Nov-18.

Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 55 wins & 25 nominations

Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960's that--in the early 80's--became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of a singular narrator: Buscapé, a poor black youth too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also to smart to be content (...)

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