The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

by Karim Aïnouz

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão


Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditionallife, 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.


Karim Aïnouz (born in Fortaleza, Brazil) is an award-winning film director, screenwriter and visual artist.

His first feature, Madame Satã, premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2002. He also directed Love for Sale, 2006 (Venice Orizzonti), I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You, 2009 (Venice Orizzonti), and The Silver Cliff , 2011 (Cannes Directors’ Fortnight). In 2014 Praia do Futuro screened in the Berlinale Competition. The documentary Central Airport THF, premiered at the 68th Berlinale (Panorama) and won the Amnesty International Prize. Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão e is his seventh feature.

Aïnouz has directed, with Sergio Machado, the TV series Alice, for HBO Latin America. His installations and collaborative projects as a visual artist have been part of events such as Sharjah, São Paulo and Whitney Museum Biennials. He is also a screenwriting tutor at the Porto Iracema das Artes in Fortaleza, Brazil.


2019 The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão | A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão
2017 Central Airport THF | Zentralflughafen THF
2014 Futuro Beach | Praia do Futuro
2011 Silver Cliff  | O Abismo Prateado
2009 I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You | Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque te Amo, co-directed with Marcelo Gomes
2006 Love For Sale | O Céu de Suely
2002 Madame Satã


Carol Duarte
Julia Stockler
Gregório Duvivier
Bárbara Santos
Flávia Gusmão
Maria Manoella
Antônio Fonseca
Cristina Pereira
Gillray Coutinho
Fernanda Montenegro


Director: Karim Aïnouz
Screenwriter: Murilo Hauser
Cinematographer: Hélène Louvart (afc)
Editor: Heike Parplies (bfs)
Production Designer: Rodrigo Martirena
Costume Design: Marina Franco
Make-up: Rosemary Paiva
Music: Benedikt Schiefer
Sound Designer: Waldir Xavier
Sound Operator: Laura Zimmerman
Produced by: Rodrigo Teixeira, Michael Weber and Viola Fügen
Production companies: RT Features, Pola Pandora, Sony Pictures,Canal Brasil and Naymar
Executive producers: Camilo Cavalcanti, Mariana Coelho, Viviane Mendonça, Cécile Tollu-Polonowski, André Novis
Associate producer: Michel Merkt

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 2.39:1 / 5.1
length 139 min.
original languages Portuguese

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