Invisible Life

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Synopsis

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. 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. A tropical melodrama from the director of Madame Satã.

Cast

  • Julia Stockler
  • Carol Duarte
  • Flávia Gusmão
  • António Fonseca
  • Hugo Cruz
  • Nikolas Antunes
  • Maria Manoella
  • Gregório Duvivier
  • Samuel Toledo
  • Luana Xavier

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Brazil's official submission for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. Runner-up was Bacurau (2019).
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Metacritic

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Dec 20, 2019

Aïnouz’s Invisible Life reflects the kind of love story we rarely see on-screen, and it’s a gem worth discovering for yourself.

Metacritic review by Monica Castillo
Monica Castillo
TheWrap
90
May 25, 2019

The lustrous textures, boldly saturated colors and lush sounds of The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao serve to intensify the intimacy of Karim Ainouz's gorgeous melodrama about women whose independence of mind remains undiminished, even as their dreams are shattered by a stifling patriarchal society.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
80
May 25, 2019

Melodrama is a neglected genre, often delivered with a post-modern twist these days. Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz proves in this stirring, heart-wrenching period film that it can be served straight up and still work a treat.

Lee Marshall
Screen Daily