Fernando Meirelles directed City of God. That’s it. That’s all you need to know about him. What? Not a City of God fan? Ok. Well, we can never be on speaking/blogging terms again but maybe you were into The Constant Gardner like my bff Michelle who I have found it in my heart to love, although she is not a huge City of God fan. We’ve managed to find common Fernando Meirelles ground. What? Not a Constant Gardner fan? Then surely, you must either like Jude Law or Anthony Hopkins or Rachel Weisz or Ben Foster, all of whom appear in Meirelles’s new film, 360. Or you like Anne Hathaway who named City of God as one of her fave movies ever. If you don’t like her, I give up. Peep the trailer inside.
360 First Trailer
It kind of looks like a cross between Revolutionary Road (marital drama), Little Children (pedophile drama + relationship drama), and Crash (worlds + cultures collide). Or, it looks like the City of God director made a relationship drama/thriller that may or may not change my life. If you read our Summer Movie Preview, I did quite a bit of gushing over 360 (also mentioned that the writer is the same creepy-brilliant guy who wrote The Queen and Frost/Nixon), and now that I’ve seen the trailer I’m still pumped. Although, I think I suffer from that directorial obsession where I think every film he makes should be exactly like City of God. That makes no sense, but still, I can’t help but wonder… why aren’t we watching that right now?
There’s always this:
Hello City Of God