2hrs 20mins

A critically lauded portrait of the undying bond between siblings in the face of forced separation, The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão finally sees its unmissable release in cinemas, following its being awarded the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes in 2019.

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Karim Ainouz

Eurídice (Carol Duarte) and Guida (Julia Stockler) rally against their conservative upbringing, dreaming of becoming a musician and finding love, respectively.

However, upon being torn apart in their youth, they are forced to forge their own way on separate paths.

Yearning one day to reunite, they are unknowingly living mere streets away from each other…

Praised for its complex portrayal of its strong female characters and boasting a gorgeously realised period setting of 1950s Rio, The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão is an utterly stirring, often hard-hitting melodrama, beautifully adapted from the novel by Martha Batalha by director Karim Aïnouz (Futuro Beach, Madame Satã).


‘Gorgeous and moving melodrama finds two women in 1950s Rio under suffocating family expectations Both the two female leads are terrific and there is a powerful intimacy here that is incredibly satisfying’ – The Guardian


‘The winner of Un Certain Regard at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival was worth waiting for. They don’t often make them like this any more’- Irish Times


‘The Invisible Iife of Euridice Gusmao is an immaculate endeavour of love. A masterpiece’ – DMovies



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