The Brazilian film The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão / A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão by Karim Aïnouz has been announced as the winner of the top prize for Best Film in the Un Certain Regard competition at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Billed as a ‘tropical melodrama,’ The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão is set in Rio de Janeiro in 1950 and follows Euridice, 18 and Guida, 20, two inseparable sisters. They live at home, and each has a dream: becoming a renowned pianist, or finding true love. Because of their father, they are forced to live without one another. Separated, they will take control of their destiny, while never giving up on their hope of being reunited.
Aïnouz’s prize arrives one year later after another Brazilian film, The Dead and the Others / Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos by João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora was presented with the Jury Prize at Un Certain Regard.