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Invisible Life

Two sisters search for each other in conservative mid-20th century Rio de Janeiro.


Why watch this film?

Grab a tissue before watching this historical drama that won the Jury Prize at Cannes' Un Certain Regard section. Seventeen years after directing 'Madame Satã', Karim Ainuz returns to mid-20th century Rio de Janeiro, this time telling the story of two sisters, Eurídice (Carol Duarte) and Guida (Julia Stockler), who are separated by conservative parents without knowing each other's whereabouts. As they try to reunite, they must continue their lives dealing with the machismo and conservatism inherent in Brazilian society. The highlight of the film is the moving performance of the young actresses, as well as the original soundtrack composed by German Benedikt Schiefer, the attentive art direction of Rodrigo Martirena and the photography of French Hélène Louvart (who, it is worth remembering, signs the also acclaimed 'Lazzaro Felice'). Even though short, the incredible participation of the Brazilian cinema lady, Fernanda Montenegro, stands out. For all this, it is no wonder that 'A Vida Invisível' was chosen to represent Brazil at the 2020 Oscars.



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Two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life, each mistakenly believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

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