11/18/2019 08:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne
11/19/2019 08:00 pm – Programmkino Rex

Brazil/Germany 2019 139 min Portuguese original version with German subtitles

by Karim Aïnouz

Script: Murilo Hauser, Inés Bortagaray, Karim Aïnouz, DoP: Hélène Louvart, Editor: Heike Parplies, Music: Benedikt Schiefer, Producers: Rodrigo Teixeira, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Production: RT Features, Pola Pandora, Sony Pictures, Canal Brasil, Cast: Carol Duarte, Julia Stockler, Gregorio Duvivier, Bárbara Santos, Flávia Gusmão

Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice and Guida are two inseparable sisters who find in each other a safe space for their hopes and aspirations. While Guida has in her little sister a trustful confidante for her romantic adventures, Eurídice finds in her spirited older sister the encouragement she needs to pursue her dream of becoming a professional pianist. Until one day Guida embarks on a romance with a handsome sailor and elopes to Greece. When she returns months later, pregnant and single, her father brutally banishes her from the home and tells her that Eurídice has left to study music in Vienna. In order to protect his family’s honor, he keeps the now married Eurídice in the dark about her sister’s whereabouts. Guida and Eurídice try to take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of someday being reunited.

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Karim Aïnouz is an award-winning film director, screenwriter and visual artist. His first feature, MADAME SATÃ, premiered in Cannes’ “Un Certain Regard” in 2002. He also directed LOVE FOR SALE, 2006 (Venice Orizzonti), I TRAVEL BECAUSE I HAVE TO, I COME BACK BECAUSE I LOVE YOU, 2009 (Venice Orizzonti), and THE SILVER CLIFF, 2011 (Cannes Directors’ Fortnight). In 2014, FUTURO BEACH screened in the Berlinale Competition. The documentary CENTRAL AIRPORT THF premiered at the 68th Berlinale (Panorama) and won the Amnesty International Prize. THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO is his seventh feature.

Awards (selection): Main Prize in the Section “Un Certain Regard” (Cannes Film Festival, France 2019), Award for Best Co-production (Filmfest München, Germany 2019)

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