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    Exclusive Video: Why Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles Supported a First Time Filmmaker

    "Elena" executive producers Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles explore allusion, emotion and perhaps even a challenge to the way we conceive of cinema.

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    Syndicado & Variance Films Nab Distribution Rights for 'Elena' from Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles

    Co-executive produced by Tim Robbins and "City of God" director Fernando Meirelles, "Elena" chronicles Petra Costa's search for her sister Elena -- with whom she lost touch with twenty years prior after Elena left Brazil for the United States in order to pursue a career as an actress.

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    Fernando Meirelles Confirms Biopic 'Onassis' Is His Next Film, Plans To Shoot Fall 2012

    '360' Director Came Close To Making 'Collateral'; Says He's Out Of Janis Joplin BiopicFernando Meirelles might not have yet topped his incredible debut, "City of God," but even in his less satisfying work, like his 2008 picture "Blindness," there are enough brilliant directorial choices to make it more than worth watching. Since he broke through internationally, he’s taken on a diverse array of projects that have been offered to him, but when we spoke to the director yesterday ahead of his latest film, “360,” opening the BFI London Film Festival, he confirmed that for the first time since his favela epic, he’s developing something from scratc...

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    TIFF '11 Review: Fernando Meirelles' International Love Story '360' May Leave His Fans Heartbroken

    In a photo studio in Vienna, a sleazy photographer (Johannes Krisch) is coaxing a young Slovakian woman Mirkha (Lucia Siposová) into posing for her first nude pictures. We soon find out this man is also a pimp and the pictures are for luring clients on the internet. Her younger sister Anna (Gabriela Marcinkova) tries to persuade her to reconsider but she has her mind made up. She needs the money and wants to change her life. Her sister intones through darkly humorous voiceover “If there’s a fork in the road, take it.” It’s a highly provocative opening for what ends up being just a so-so anthology of interweaving tales, even though director Fe...

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    First Look: Jude Law & Rachel Weisz In Fernando Meirelles' Dramatic Thriller '360'

    The Toronto International Film Festival just announced their 2011 line-up this AM, a deluge of cinematic riches and thanks to their website, we have an overabundance of first look riches too. So here's your first look at Jude Law and Rachel Weisz in "360," the new film by Fernando Meirelles, known f...

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    Look Out Camelot, Fernando Meirelles Developing Biopic 'Onassis'

    While it didn't get more glamorous when John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier tied the knot, after the President passed on she entered another high profile power marriage with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. And now it looks he's about to get his own movie that will profile his touchy...

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    Jude Law Joins The Cast Of Fernando Meirelles' Relationship Drama '360'

    Film To Be Shot In Seven Different Languages"City Of God" director Fernando Meirelles has gradually been building the cast for his Peter Morgan-scripted relationship drama "360" over the last couple of months but it looks like things are set to finally kick into gear very soon.

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    Ben Foster Joins Rachel Weisz & Anthony Hopkins In Fernando Meirelles' '360'

    We were little worried about Ben Foster for a moment. He's going to be starring in the upcoming Jason Statham thing "The Mechanic" and he recently signed on to the pretty average-sounding thriller "Contraband" with Mark Wahlberg -- we were beginning to wonder if the Foster we knew from "The Messenge...

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