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Fernando Meirelles is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Brésilien born on 9 november 1955 at São Paulo City (Bresil)

Fernando Meirelles

Fernando Meirelles
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Birth name Fernando Ferreira Meirelles
Nationality Bresil
Birth 9 november 1955 (63 years) at São Paulo City (Bresil)

Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (born November 9, 1955) is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director in 2004 for his work in the Brazilian film City of God, released in 2002 in Brazil and in 2003 in the U.S. by Miramax Films. He was also nominated for an Golden Globe Award for Best Director in 2005 for The Constant Gardener, film which garnered the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress to Rachel Weisz.

Biography

Le réalisateur a été le directeur artistique de la cérémonie d'ouverture des jeux olympiques d'été de 2016 à Rio de Janeiro.

Best films

The Constant Gardener (2005)
(Director)
City of God (2002)
(Director)
Waste Land (2010)
(Executive Producer)

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Filmography of Fernando Meirelles (16 films)

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Actor

Brasil Animado, 1h15
Origin Bresil
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Fernando Meirelles, Jon Heder, Omid Djalili
Rating53% 2.67572.67572.67572.67572.6757
A couple of dogs called Stress and Relax leave in search for the Cariniana legalis, the oldest tree of Brazil. They are not sure what city the tree is. While Relax thinks only about having fun and get to know the culture of different parts of Brazil, Stress becomes increasingly eager to find the tree as he hopes to get rich selling souvenirs of it.
José and Pilar, 1h57
Directed by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes
Origin Portugal
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Gael García Bernal, Fernando Meirelles
Rating83% 4.191334.191334.191334.191334.19133
"The Elephant's Journey", in which Saramago narrates the adventures and antics of an elephant transported from the court of King John III of Portugal to that of the Austrian Archduke Maximillian, is the starting point of José and Pilar.

Director

360
360 (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster, Moritz Bleibtreu, Jamel Debbouze
Rating61% 3.0984253.0984253.0984253.0984253.098425
360 centers on the stories of a group of people from different social backgrounds through their intertwining relationships.
Blindness
Blindness (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, La cécité, Disaster films
Actors Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Danny Glover, Yoshino Kimura, Alice Braga
Rating65% 3.2995053.2995053.2995053.2995053.299505
In an unnamed city, a young Japanese professional (Yusuke Iseya) is suddenly struck blind for no apparent reason. The Japanese man is approached by a few concerned people, one of whom (Don McKellar) offers to drive him home, and later steals his car. The blinded man describes his sudden affliction: an expanse of dazzling white, as though he is "swimming in milk".
The Constant Gardener, 2h9
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Medical-themed films, Political films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Richard McCabe
Rating73% 3.6989253.6989253.6989253.6989253.698925
Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a shy low-level British diplomat and horticultural hobbyist posted in Kenya, is one to avoid making a fuss until he learns that his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz) was found dead on the veld. Tessa has been murdered at a crossroads along with her Kenyan driver. Her doctor colleague Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Koundé) is initially suspected of her murder but is later found to have been murdered on the same day as Tessa. Various rumours abound that the two were having an affair; however, it is later revealed that Bluhm was gay.
City of God, 2h10
Directed by Kátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Alexandre Rodrigues, Alice Braga, Jonathan Haagensen, Leandro Firmino, Seu Jorge, Douglas Silva
Rating85% 4.2992854.2992854.2992854.2992854.299285
In the opening scene, chickens are being prepared for a meal when a chicken escapes and an armed gang chases after it in a favela called the Cidade de Deus ("City of God"). The chicken stops between the gang and a young man named Rocket (Buscapé), who believes that the gang wants to kill him. A flashback traces Rocket, the narrator, back to the late 1960s. He lived incredibly poor in this slum of Rio.
Maids
Maids (2001)
, 1h25
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Charles Paraventi, Graziella Moretto, Gero Camilo, Milhem Cortaz
Rating71% 3.593043.593043.593043.593043.59304
Dans le Brésil d'aujourd'hui, il existe un autre pays, invisible, celui des domestiques, des livreurs, des chauffeurs et des voleurs à la petite semaine. Que ce soit Cida, Roxanne, Quitéria ou Raimunda, toutes caressent un rêve: un mariage, un meilleur mari ou une carrière de mannequin. Et toutes partagent le même enfer: la condition de domestique. Domésticas n'est pas un film sur les employées de maison, mais une comédie nourrie de leurs propres histoires, autour de ces petites choses de la vie qui donnent de l'espoir. De nouvelles rencontres, la musique et la solidarité créent des moments de joie. Il existe un pays à l'intérieur du Brésil: l'univers invisible des domestiques. Si ce Brésil ignoré disparaissait, les Brésiliens se retrouveraient dans le chaos le plus total.

Scriptwriter

Maids
Maids (2001)
, 1h25
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Charles Paraventi, Graziella Moretto, Gero Camilo, Milhem Cortaz
Rating71% 3.593043.593043.593043.593043.59304
Dans le Brésil d'aujourd'hui, il existe un autre pays, invisible, celui des domestiques, des livreurs, des chauffeurs et des voleurs à la petite semaine. Que ce soit Cida, Roxanne, Quitéria ou Raimunda, toutes caressent un rêve: un mariage, un meilleur mari ou une carrière de mannequin. Et toutes partagent le même enfer: la condition de domestique. Domésticas n'est pas un film sur les employées de maison, mais une comédie nourrie de leurs propres histoires, autour de ces petites choses de la vie qui donnent de l'espoir. De nouvelles rencontres, la musique et la solidarité créent des moments de joie. Il existe un pays à l'intérieur du Brésil: l'univers invisible des domestiques. Si ce Brésil ignoré disparaissait, les Brésiliens se retrouveraient dans le chaos le plus total.

Producer

Father's Chair, 1h36
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Wagner Moura, Lima Duarte, Mariana Lima
Roles Producer
Rating67% 3.3989453.3989453.3989453.3989453.398945
Theo is a doctor that leads a good life in a wealthy Brazilian neighborhood. He always gave priority to work, leaving the family at second plan, but little by little Theo discovers that everything around him is collapsing. His mentor and father figure is dying and his wife wants to divorce him. But nothing could prepare him for the day that his 15-year-old son, Pedro, disappeared without a trace. Theo embarks on a quest that leads him through Brazil, discovering what really matters to him. Searching for his missing son, Theo finds himself.
Elena
Elena (2013)
, 1h22
Directed by Petra Costa
Origin Bresil
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Petra Costa
Roles Executive producer
Rating77% 3.8895353.8895353.8895353.8895353.889535
Elena moves to New York with the same dream her mother had: to become a movie actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during Brazil’s military dictatorship and her teenage years amid theater plays and homemade videos. She also leaves behind Petra, her 7-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. All she has are a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, diaries and letters. At any moment, Petra expects to find Elena walking in the streets. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused; we don’t know one from the other.
Xingu
Xingu (2012)
, 1h42
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Documentary
Actors Caio Blat, João Miguel, Fábio Lago, Maria Flor
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.545653.545653.545653.545653.54565
The story takes place in the 1940s when the Villas-Bôas brothers—Claudio (João Miguel), Leonardo (Caio Blat) and Orlando (Felipe Camargo)—start an exploratory expedition into the Xingu River. They make contact with the local tribes, learn to live in the rainforest, and persuade a reluctant government to found the Xingu National Park.
VIPs
VIPs (2011)

Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Wagner Moura, Arieta Corrêa, Milhem Cortaz, Marisol Ribeiro, Juliana Schalch
Roles Producer
Rating65% 3.2970153.2970153.2970153.2970153.297015
This script must be run from the command line
José and Pilar, 1h57
Directed by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes
Origin Portugal
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Gael García Bernal, Fernando Meirelles
Roles Producer
Rating83% 4.191334.191334.191334.191334.19133
"The Elephant's Journey", in which Saramago narrates the adventures and antics of an elephant transported from the court of King John III of Portugal to that of the Austrian Archduke Maximillian, is the starting point of José and Pilar.
Waste Land
Waste Land (2010)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Roles Executive Producer
Rating78% 3.9475953.9475953.9475953.9475953.947595
Le film traite du travail de l'artiste brésilien Vik Muniz, qui crée ses œuvres grâce à des déchets recyclables issus de Jardim Gramacho , la plus grande décharge du monde pour la ville de Rio de Janeiro au Brésil.