Peruvian and Latinamerican Biography in spanish
Born into a middle class family in Sao Paulo, Fernando Meirelles is one of the South American directors with greater international recognition. And that he was going to architect. But soon he found more satisfaction in the 'short' that shot with his classmates and earned him numerous awards at festivals in Brazil.
In the nineties, Meirelles worked on programs to broadcasters in your country, but always tried to keep a line away from the commercial, go a little beyond the dictatorship of the masses. That's why we ended up founding his own production company, O2 Filmes, with Paulo Morelli and Andrea Barata Ribeiro.
But the "boom" Meirelles became international in 2002 with his acclaimed adaptation of the novel City of God, which even earned him an Oscar nomination for best director. Shortly after repeat success with The Constant Gardener (2005). He built such a reputation that has earned the right to adapt the novel "Blindness" by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, under the title of Blindness (2008).
Fernando Meirelles is married to actress and dancer CICA has two children, his favorite director is Paul Thomas Anderson and never think of giving up their professional independence: "I've always produced my own projects, I do not know how to share them with anyone. A large studio invests heavily in a movie and wants to be in control. I'm not ready for that. "
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