Cannes 2019: Karim Aïnouz's THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO Selected for Un Certain Regard


The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão / A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão, the sixth feature by director Karim Aïnouz (Madam Satã, Futuro Beach, Central Airport THF) has been selected for the Un Certain Regard competition at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, marking the return of the Brazilian filmmaker to the Croisette after he premiered The Silver Cliff at the 2011 Directors’ Fortnight.

Starring Carol Duarte, Julia Stockler, Gregorio Duvivier, Bárbara Santos, Maria Manoella and Fernanda Montenegro, the film is based on Martha Baltalha’s debut novel and is set in Rio de Janeiro from 1940s to 1970s. A critique on how men treat women, The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão is a tale of the life destinies of two sisters over three decades.

The Brazilian film is the only Latin American entry at this year’s Un Certain Regard, which will take place May 14-25 in Cannes, France.