vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão

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A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Karim Aïnouz
Brasilien/D, 2019
Features, 139min, OmeU

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A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão

Karim Aïnouz
Brasilien/D, 2019
Features, 139min, OmeU

Mit: 
Carol Duarte
Eurídice
Fernanda Montenegro
Eurídice in the present
Gregório Duvivier
Antenor
Julia Stockler
Guida
Flavia Gusmao
Ana
Cristina Pereira
Cecilia
Flavio Bauraqui
Mecedo
Drehbuch: 
Murilo Hauser
Ton: 
Waldir Xavier
Kamera: 
Hélène Louvart
Schnitt: 
Heike Parplies
Musik: 
Benedikt Schiefer
Ausstattung: 
Rodrigo Martirena

Produktion: 
RT Features
Pola Pandora
Canal Brasil
Sony Pictures
Naymar
Weltvertrieb: 
The Match Factory
Verleih in Österreich: 
Thimfilm
Format: 
DCP
Farbe

Ein farbenprächtiger und sinnlicher Bilderrausch inmitten der erbarmungslosen Ungerechtigkeit des brasilianischen Patriarchats der 1950er Jahre. Im Stil eines großen Melodrams erzählt Karim Aïnouz die Geschichte zweier Schwestern, die von ihrem rücksichtslosen Vater getrennt werden. Die eine gerät in Armut und an die Ränder der Gesellschaft, während die andere heiratet und auf das Unverständnis der Familie stößt, als sie eine Karriere als Musikerin verfolgt. Was beide bräuchten, wäre die je andere. Die Bilder von Kamerafrau Hélène Louvart entfalten einen faszinierenden Sog zwischen sumpfiger Trance und fließender Auflösung. (Patrick Holzapfel)

 

Karim Aïnouz has always had a passion for Rio de Janeiro. His debut MADAME SATÃ was a masterful rendition of the city’s underbelly in the 1930s, through the eyes of a charming, yet ruthless transgender performer. This time, with A VIDA INVISÍVEL, an adaptation of a novel by Brazilian writer Martha Batalha and homage to Brazilian melodramas, Aïnouz captures the city in the 1950s. It is a story of two sisters, the 18-year-old Eurídice, a prodigious pianist, and the 20-yearold Guida, a rebellious dreamer who falls in love with a foreign sailor and risks her father’s wrath to experience passion in a new country.
A socially strict working-class family with Portuguese roots plus Rio’s cultural vibrancy form the backdrop to this forlorn tale of two women who sense life’s possibilities vanishing. Aïnouz pours his love for his mother and grandmother’s generation into this story and mines it for humor and intimacy, with the help of maverick French cinematographer Hélène Louvart. She keeps the palette muted and bathes the images in blue and mauve tones, making even the most familiar domestic spaces seem eerie. The attentiveness with which the women protagonists scrutinize their appearance is ravishing and tender – as if they were seeking the ambitions and hopes they’ve been denied in their own reflections. (Ela Bittencourt)

 

Karim Aïnouz: SEAMS (1993, K), MADAME SATÃ (2002), O CÉU DE SUELY (2006), ALICE (2008, TV-Serie), THE SILVER CLIFF (2011), VENICE 70: FUTURE RELOADED (2013, Episode), KATHEDRALEN DER KULTUR (2014, Episode), FUTURO BEACH (2014), SHORT PLAYS (2014, Episode), DIEGO VELÁZQUEZ OU LE RÉALISME SAUVAGE (2015), ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF (2018), O SOL NA CABEÇA (2018).