Discover the invisible chapter in the life of women: from March 5 in “Listapad. Collection” you can see a colorful “tropical” movie novel by Karim Aïnouz. The Invisible Life Of Euridice Gusmao will shed light on lives of women in the 1950s. Despite the fact that the director himself defines the genre of the film as melodrama, do not expect to see love affairs, seasoned with frivolous jokes. “The Invisible Life of Eurydice” is a serious statement regarding women’s rights, family relations and the desire to find yourself. The winner of the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival is in theatres from March 5.
Rio de Janeiro, 1950s. Eurydice and her elder sister Guida are dreaming of life in Europe. Eurydice wants to become a pianist and go to study in Vienna, the Guida thirsts for freedom and love. She runs away from home with her lover, hoping to find paradise in distant Greece. The plans of both sisters are not meant to come true. The fate in the person of their tyrannical father will separate them. However, far from each other, they still will be bound by invisible threads and will believe in the inevitability of meeting each other.
“The script is based on a novel by Martha Batalha. I was touched by this book, it awakened lots of memories in my head. I grew up in a conservative Brazilian family, where main roles were played by women – it was an Island of Matriarchy in our society, ruled by men. The men themselves left their families or were missing somewhere. I am glad that in patriarchal times of 1960s I was destined to be raised in a family, where main roles were played by women. I decided to make a film based on a novel The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao, because it helped me to shed some light on the fates of those, who for many years stayed out of sight: my mother, granny, aunt, and many other women of that time,” the director Karim Aïnouz tells.
Karim Aïnouz is also famous with his pictures Zentralflughafen THF, Futuro Beach and I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You. Futuro Beach received the Sebastiane Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival as best Latin American film, and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014.
Apart from Cannes, the melodrama The Invisible Life Of Euridice Gusmao by Karim Aïnouz participated in the programs of 20 festivals, including Film Festivals in London, Göteborg and Toronto. Brazil nominated the picture for the 92nd Academy Award in the category Best International Feature Film. In Belarus the film was first shown at the 26th IFF “Listapad”. The picture became the closing film of the festival.
You can watch the authentic retro melodrama from March 5 to March 11 in Pioneer theatre, and to March 18 at Falcon Club Cinema Boutique. On opening night within the “Hall 4” project The Invisible Life Of Euridice Gusmao will be presented by IFF “Listapad” Program Director Igor Souknanov.