Miramax 'saddened' by planned protest

Miramax 'saddened' by planned protest

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Miramax Films said it is "saddened" the U.S. National Federation of the Blind plans to protest the movie "Blindness" over its depiction of the sight impaired.

'Constant Gardener' is critic's favorite

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- "The Constant Gardener" garnered seven nominations Wednesday to lead the field for the 26th London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

Brazil's 'City of God' gets Oscar nods

SAO PAULO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Brazil's most popular film last year was nominated Tuesday for four Academy Awards, including best director.

NY critics hail 'Rings' year's best film

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King" has been selected Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle Monday.

Film of the Week: Killer 'City of God'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- If you loved Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" and have been waiting for a similarly smart, stylish, hyperkinetic gangster flick, you're in luck: No, not Scorsese'
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
Fernando Meirelles

Fernando Meirelles (born November 9, 1955 in São Paulo, Brazil) is an Academy Award-nominated Brazilian filmmaker.

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 the Golden Globe Best Director award in 2005 for The Constant Gardener.

His father is a gastroenterologist who traveled regularly to Asia and North America (among other regions of the world), which gave opportunity for Fernando to have contact with different cultures and places, by accompanying his father. At age 12, he received a movie camera as a gift, and this hobby continued ever since.

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