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

Tue
05
Nov
16:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
Wed
06
Nov
15:30
Gartenbaukino
Cast: 
Carol Duarte
Eurídice
Fernanda Montenegro
Eurídice in the present
Gregório Duvivier
Antenor
Julia Stockler
Guida
Flavia Gusmao
Ana
Cristina Pereira
Cecilia
Flavio Bauraqui
Mecedo
Screenplay: 
Murilo Hauser
Sound: 
Waldir Xavier
Camera: 
Hélène Louvart
Editor: 
Heike Parplies
Composer: 
Benedikt Schiefer
Decoration: 
Rodrigo Martirena

Production: 
RT Features
Pola Pandora
Canal Brasil
Sony Pictures
Naymar
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Distribution in Austria: 
Thimfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

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).