London scores as Fernando Meirelles heads to town

The City of God director is bringing his wit and energy to the capital for a talk as part of Festival Brazil

It is Festival Brazil in the UK this week, and as a part of it, the director Fernando Meirelles is coming to London next Tuesday evening to talk about his movies and Brazilian cinema in general – an event in which I am tangentially involved.

Meirelles is, of course the film-maker whose explosively powerful City of God – which effortlessly secured the bragging rights at the Cannes film festival when it premiered there in 2002 – did more than anything to trigger a new Latin American wave. It was the complex, interwoven account of gang-warfare in the Cidade De Deus favela in Rio de Janeiro: the story of children who manage to be both the ghetto's underclass and its criminal overlords. Its hyperactive energy was much admired and imitated, and three years later,
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