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The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão Unclassified 18+
A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

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Brazilian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz took out Cannes’ prestigious Un Certain Regard prize with this exquisite tropical melodrama about two sisters who share an unshakable bond in an oppressively patriarchal culture.

Awash in saturated colour, heightened emotion and balmy stylistic excess, the new film from Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz (Central Airport THF, MIFF 2018) lives up to its delicious promise of “tropic melodrama” while delivering a rich and pointed feminist critique.

Based on Martha Batalha’s caustically funny novel of the same name, The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão opens in early 1950s Rio de Janeiro, picking up the story with virtuous teenage pianist Eurídice and her fun-loving older sister Guida. Aiming to escape their overbearing family life, Guida elopes and runs away to Greece, while Eurídice dreams of studying in Austria. Circumstance keeps the sisters apart over the ensuing years, and the film follows their trials and tribulations as they try to find their way back to each other. Lushly expressive and emotionally operatic, it’s a wholly immersive, rewarding cinematic experience.

“Ravishing … This heartbroken tale of two sisters separated for decades by familial shame and deceit is a waking dream, saturated in sound, music and color to match its depth of feeling.” – Variety

Tickets

5030
Fri 02 Aug 11:00 am [5030]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium 100% Subtitles
2501
Sat 10 Aug 9:15 pm [2501]
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Carol Duarte, Julia Stockler
Director
Karim Aïnouz
Producers
Michael Weber, Rodrigo Teixeira, Viola Fügen
Screenwriters
Inés Bortagaray, Karim Aïnouz, Murilo Hauser
Cinematographer
Hélène Louvart
Composer
Benedikt Schiefer
Editor
Heike Parplies
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: The Match Factory

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