Karim Aïnouz

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Born in 1966 in Fortaleza, Brazil, is a Brazilian film director and visual artist. Aïnouz's feature debut, MADAME SATÃ, premiered in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard. His following films also premiered at numerous international film festivals and won several prizes (e. g. Best Director at the Rio De Janeiro International Film Festival, Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlinale). His latest film A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURIDICE GUSMAO won the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes Film Festival. He also works as a visual artist and collaborated with artist Olafur Eliasson creating the video installation YOUR EMPATHIC CITY for Videobrasil Festival. His installations have been shown at numerous venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, the São Paulo Biennial and Videobrasil. He was invited as jury to the Cannes Film Festival (Cinéfondation and Short Film Competition) and as jury President to Rio Film Festival.  Since 2017, Aïnouz is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Films (selection): SEAMS (1993, short), PAIXAO NACIONAL (1996, short), MADAME SATÃ (2002), O ABISMO PRATEADO (2011), PRAIA DO FUTURO (2014), ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF (2018), O SOL NA CABEÇA (2018)