Centre for Film Aesthetics and Cultures

The Centre for Film Aesthetics and Cultures (CFAC) investigates the ways in which film reflects the aesthetic politics inherent in the specificities of the medium as well as the cultural struggles and gains deriving from film’s interactions with different systems, practices and interests. Endowed with an outward-facing ethos, CFAC is a catalyst for expertise in film at the University of Reading.

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Fernando Meirelles is a director, producer and screenwriter. In 2000, with Nando Olival, Meirelles co-directed the film Maids. This was followed by City of God (2002), which received more than 50 international awards and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director. His following film, The Constant Gardener (2005), received four Academy Awards nominations and three Golden Globe nominations. In 2008, his film Blindness opened the Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, his film 360 opened the London Film Festival. In the same period, he directed several series for TV Globo and HBO. Meirelles was one of the directors of the opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.