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The Invisible Life Of Eurídice Gusmão  2019
A Vida Invisível De Eurídice Gusmão / Invisible Life
Director:  Karim Aïnouz
Producer:
  Rodrigo Tiexeira, Michael Weber and Viola Fugan
Art Director:
  Rodrigo Martirena
Editor:
  Heike Parpiles
Music:
  Benedikt Schiefer
Screenplay:
  Murilo Hauser, Ines Bortagaray and Karim Ainouz, based on the novel A Vida Invisível De Eurídice Gusmão by Martha Batalha
Director of Photography:
  Helene Louvart
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Cast:
spacer1 Carol Duarte
spacer1 Julia Stockler
spacer1 Gregorio Duvivier
spacer1 Fernanda Montenegro
spacer1 Barbara Santos
spacer1 Flavia Gusmao
spacer1 Maria Manoella
spacer1 Antonio Fonseca
spacer1 Cristina Pereira
spacer1 Gillray Coutinho
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spacer1 Carol Duarte spacer1 Julia Stockler spacer1 Gregorio Duvivier
spacer1 Fernanda Montenegro spacer1 Barbara Santos spacer1 Flavia Gusmao
spacer1 Maria Manoella spacer1 Antonio Fonseca spacer1 Cristina Pereira
spacer1 Gillray Coutinho spacer1 spacer1
spacer1 Carol Duarte spacer1 Julia Stockler
spacer1 Gregorio Duvivier spacer1 Fernanda Montenegro
spacer1 Barbara Santos spacer1 Flavia Gusmao
spacer1 Maria Manoella spacer1 Antonio Fonseca
spacer1 Cristina Pereira spacer1 Gillray Coutinho

Synopsis:
Winner of the Un Certain Regard award at this year's (2019) Cannes Film Festival, the latest feature from prolific Brazilian auteur Karim Aïnouz (Madame Satã), set in mid-century Rio de Janeiro, is a sprawling melodrama about feminine resilience. Based on Martha Batalha's beloved novel, The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão is Aïnouz's most accessible work even as it retains the unfettered sensuality and sumptuous splendour that render all his films so uniquely transporting.

The year is 1950. Classical piano prodigy Eurídice (Carol Duarte) dreams of studying at the Vienna Conservatory. Her sister, Guida (Julia Stockler), however, is the first of the siblings to make it to Europe, albeit fleetingly: after having eloped with a Greek sailor, Guida soon returns to Rio de Janeiro pregnant and alone, unbeknownst to Eurídice. Kept apart by a terrible lie, years pass as the two sisters forge their respective paths through their city's teeming bustle, each believing the other to be half a world away.

Review:
Complementing the seductively saturated hues of the cinematography by Hélène Louvart (Happy as Lazzaro), the film's soundtrack features a soulful score from Benedikt Schiefer coupled with a poignant voiceover duet consisting of the sisters' misaddressed missives. Culminating in an affecting cameo from Oscar nominee Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station), Aïnouz's stirring epic of winding paths that fail to intersect balances cruel ironies — the black sheep finds herself truly seen, while the ostensibly good daughter becomes invisible — with carnal abandon and tenacious love.

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