The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

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Cannes

CANNES 2019: THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO BY KARIM AÏNOUZ

By Mónica Delgado

There’s a marketing fever that considers that every story of women in the festival, is automatically framed in the waves of feminine empowerment of recent times. This of course, happens with The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, the new film of Brazilian Karim Aïnouz, a melodrama about two sisters which are separated by the father because one of them was made pregnant by a Greek sailor. If maybe this is a story about how sexism destroyed the family environment in the fifties, the staging full of conventionalisms and stereotypes about women, knocks down any intention of vindication.

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