Elite Squad: The Enemy Within elevated José Padilha to a major player in Latin American cinema, and became the biggest-selling Brazilian film of all time. Now, it’s being released in the UK on DVD and we decided the time was right to talk to Padilha about the controversy of the first Elite Squad and the success of it’s sequel.
Fernando Meirelles is a man in demand. The renowned director of City of God, Constant Gardener and Blindness, is in town to present his new film, 360, which opened the 55th BFI London Film Festival yesterday. JD tracked him down for a chat.