Fernando Meirelles Overview

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Born: November 09, 1955

Hailed as Latin America's Martin Scorsese, Fernando Meirelles was born in São Paulo, Brazil. While studying architecture at the University of São Paulo, he began to develop an interest in filmmaking. Along with a group of friends, he produced experimental videos. They formed a company called Olhar Electrônico, and the team became well known after winning awards at Brazilian film festivals. The company moved from experimental videos to producing TV programs for Brazilian television stations in... See All


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