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    Meirelles attends charity gala screening of Blindness in London


    Fernando Meirelles is to attend a charity gala of his film Blindness in London in aid of charity ABC (Action for Brazil's Children) Trust. The screening at Apollo Cinemas Piccadilly Circus on October 31 will be the first time the film has played in the UK, coming a month ...

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    Dir: Fernando Meirelles. 2008. Brazil-Canada-Japan. 118mins. In Blindness , Fernando Meirelles valiantly attempts to pin down Nobel laureate Jose Saramago’s largely metaphorical work of fiction for the big screen: by giving the audience eyes on a world suddenly hit by a plague of blindness. The result ...

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    Miramax takes on US rights to Meirelles' Blindness


    Miramax announced last night that it had picked up US rights to Fernando Meirelles' thriller Blindness in a deal believed to be in the $4m-5m range. Meirelles is currently shooting his adaptation of Jose Saramago's novel, about a doctor's wife who becomes the only person in a town who ...

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    Meirelles' Blindness sees start of shoot in Toronto


    Fernando Meirelles has begun principal photography on Blindness , a $25m multi-territory co-production adapted from the novel by Jose Saramago by Don McKellar. The film stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover, Alice Braga, Yusuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Maury Chaykin and Gael Garcia Bernal. McKellar is also a featured player. ...

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    National Federation of the Blind condemns Meireilles' Blindness


    The US-based National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has condemned Fernando Meirelle's Cannes opener Blindness as 'harmful' to the blind because it portrays blind people as 'monsters'. The interest group plans to stage protests at 79 cinemas across the US where the film is screening. The Canada-Brazil-Japan coproduction opens ...

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    Canada - Blindness In sight


    Fernando Meirelles sits in an office at a prison in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. "I was so afraid," he says. The director of the critically-beloved City Of God and the widely-respected The Constant Gardener is recalling the nausea of pre-production on his new film Blindness . Meirelles had sought ...

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    Blindness to open Cannes Film Festival


    Fernando Meirelles' Blindness is to open the Cannes Film Festival and will join the Competition line-up, it has been confirmed. The film, about a city hit with a plague causing most of the population to go blind, was adapted by Don McKellar from the novel by Jose Saramago. The ...

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    Cannes opener Blindness to open Atlantic Film Festival


    Fernando Meirelles' Cannes competitor Blindness will open the 28th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax on September 11. Based on the novel by Jose Saramago and starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal and Alice Braga, the Canada-Brazil-Japan coproduction was adapted for the screen by Don McKellar, ...

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    Don McKellar wins Writers Guild of Canada prize for Blindness


    Screenwriter and actor Don McKellar won the Canadian Screenwriting Award for Blindnessas the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) celebrated the best of writing in Canadian film and television.

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    Focus picks up international to Meireilles' thriller Blindness


    Focus Features International has picked up international rights toFernando Meirelles' upcoming thriller Blindness and will commence sales at AFM this week. Niv Fichman of Toronto-based Rhombus Media, Sonoko Sakai of BeeVine Pictures in Tokyo, and Andrea Barata Ribeiro of O2 Filmes in Sao Paulowill produce. Riberiro and his O2 partner ...