THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO
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THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO

Directed by Karim Aïnouz

Info

Director: Karim Aïnouz
Section: CineCoPro Competition
Country: Brazil, Germany
Year: 2019
PT: A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURÍDICE GUSMÃO
OT: A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURÍDICE GUSMÃO
Language: Portuguese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Carol Duarte, Julia Stockler, Gregorio Duvivier, Bárbara Santos, Flávia Gusmão
18+

Logline

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO

Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other. Adapted from a novel, Karim Aïnouz's film is an astute anti-racist melodrama that reveals the mechanisms of patriarchal society. Behind the historic backdrop lies the dream of a Brazil based on justice, equality, and diversity.

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Meet the director

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO

Karim Aïnouz

Born in 1966 in Fortaleza, Karim Aïnouz studied architecture in Brasília and cinema at New York University. His first feature film, MADAME SATÃ (2002), was selected for Un Certain Regard and received numerous distinctions worldwide. LOVE FOR SALE (2006) and I TRAVEL BECAUSE I HAVE TO, I COME BACK BECAUSE I LOVE YOU, co-directed with Marcelo Gomes (2009), were both invited to be in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Festival and won a number of international awards. THE SILVER CLIFF (2011) was presented at the Directors' Fortnight. In 2008, Aïnouz directed ALICE, a fiction series for HBO Latin America. His installations have been shown at different venues, including the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial (1997), the São Paulo Art Biennial (2004) and the Sharjah Biennial (2011).

Credits

Screenplay: Murilo Hauser, Inés Bortagaray, Karim Aïnouz
Original Material: Martha Batalha
Director of Photography: Hélène Louvart
Film Editor: Heike Parplies
Composer: Benedikt Schiefer
Production Designer: Rodrigo Martirena
Costume Design: Marina Franco
Sound: Waldir Xavier
Producer: Rodrigo Teixeira
Production Company: RT Features
Co-Producer: Michael Weber, Viola Fügen
Co-Production Company: Pola Pandora, Sony Pictures, Canal Brasil
World Sales: The Match Factory
Distributor: Piffl Medien GmbH