Invisible Life

Tuesday, February 4th, at 7:15pm
Cannes Film Festival Winner – Un Certain Regard Award

Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. Guida soon gets her wish, and elopes with a handsome sailor. When she returns months later, pregnant and single, her father banishes her. Forced to live apart, they take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other. Directed by Karim Ainouz. Subtitled. (139 mins)

“It’s a drama of resilient women, thoughtless men and crushingly unrealized dreams, told with supple grace, deep feeling and an empathy that extends in every direction.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Lush melodramas are a dying breed, especially masterful ones like Karim Aïnouz’s ‘Invisible Life’ that wear Douglas Sirkian genre conventions on their sleeve proudly and abundantly.” – Tomris Laffly,

“The film is so alive, so joyous and raucous at times, that the empathy you feel for these characters is all the more poignant and the catharsis is well earned. This is a film you fall into, like an embrace you wish two sisters would hold, but one that the world denies them.” – Josh Kupecki, The Austin Chronicle