Nominated for four Academy Awards®, The Constant Gardener stars Ralph Fiennes and Academy Award® winner for Best Supporting Actress Rachel Weisz. In this gripping suspense-thriller, a diplomat on the hunt for his wife's murderer uncovers a treacherous conspiracy that will destroy millions of innocent people - unless he can reveal its sinister roots. From the best-selling spy novel by John le Carre comes this edge-of-your-seat story of murder, deception and revenge that critics are calling "a hair-raising thriller with an unforgettable finale" (Karen Durbin, Elle).
Welcome to the world's most notorious slum: Rio de Janeiro's 'City of God.' A place where combat photographers fear to tread, where police rarely go, and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. This is the true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and ultimately may be his only way out.
In this long-awaited follow-up to his Academy Award® nominated film City Of God (2003, Best Director, Fernando Meirelles), producer Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener) returns to the Brazilian favelas to tell an inspiring tale of friendship and family on the gritty streets of Rio de Janeiro. Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola (Douglas Silva) and Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) have become close as brothers. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But when they suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.
"The Water Law" explains the changes introduced by the new Forest Code and the controversy over its design and implementation. The documentary shows how the law directly impacts the forest and thus the water, air, soil fertility, food production and the life of every citizen. Produced over 16 months, the work is based on a research and interviews with 37 environmental, scientists and farmers. The documentary also portrays individual cases of environmental degradation and sustainable agricultural techniques that can reconcile the interests of conservation and production of society.
As a city is ravaged by an epidemic of sudden blindness, its victims are quarantined in a derelict hospital where a woman fakes the illness to care for her beloved husband. From here, she leads an unlikely group into a brutal world that has descended into total chaos. With danger around every corner, how will they survive?
Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) is directed by an ensemble of international directors. Featuring a star-studded cast of different nationalities, the anthology film features a series of stories set within the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) stars Harvey Keitel, Vincent Cassel, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer, Jason Issacs, Rodrigo Santoro, John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis.
The Pearl Fishers has as scenic director Fernando Meirelles, for the first time performing an opera. The show is the first of the eight operas written by the Frenchman Georges Bizet (1838-1875) to occupy a prominent place in the repertoire of the theaters of the world. The Pearl Fishers is filled with romantic elements such as a forbidden love, a betrayed friendship and desires for revenge, the story created by librettists Michel Carré and Eugène Cormon is divided into three acts and goes on in Ceylon, during antiquity.
This film by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes tells of the relationship between JoséSaramago and his wife Pilar del Río. It shows us their day to day life in Lanzarote, at home and on work trips around the globe. José and Pilar is a surprising portrayal of an author throughout the creative process and of the relationship of a couple dedicated to changing the world, or at least trying to make it a better place.