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The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmao
Original title:
A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmao
Slovenian title:
Nevidno življenje Evridike
Section:
AVANTPREMIERES
Country, year:
Brasil, Germany, 2019
Length:
139
Directed by:
Karim Ainouz
Screenplay:
Murilo Hauser, Inés Bortagaray, Karim Ainouz, Martha Batalha
Cinematography:
Hélene Louvart
Music:
Benedikt Schiefer
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Portuguese
Voting code:
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Cast:
Carol Duarte (starejša Eurídice), Fernanda Montenegro (mlajša Eurídice), Julia Stockler (Guida), Barbara Santos (Filomena), Gregório Duvivier (Antenor), Antônio Fonseca (Manuel), Flavia Gusmao (Ana), Maria Manoella (Zélia), Cristina Pereira (Cecília), Gillray Coutinho (Afonso), Flavio Bauraqui (Macedo)
Awards:
Cannes 2019 (Un Certain Regard Award), Munich 2019 (CineCoPro Award), Jerusalem 2019

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Description:
A period piece set in the fifties but seen through modern eyes, this irresistible "tropical melodrama" tells the story of an unbreakable bond between two Brazilian sisters. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes.
Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other.

"I wanted to talk about this generation of women who are now in their eighties and nineties, who are about to disappear. What was it like to live at a time when you couldn't divorce, the sexual revolution had not happened yet, and there was no contraceptive pill? I think that in Brazil, the post-war period was a time when there were very strong conservative values regarding family." (Karim A?nouz)