Magazine article Screen International

Brazil's 'The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão' Wins Cannes Un Certain Regard

Magazine article Screen International

Brazil's 'The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão' Wins Cannes Un Certain Regard

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Nadine Labaki’s jury honours The Climb, A Brother’s Love, Beanpole, Fire Will Come, among others.

Karim Aïnouz’s The Invisible Life Of Eurídice Gusmão has won the top prize of Un Certain Regard in Cannes and earned the first major award for a Brazilian film in official selection in 50 years.

The Un Certain Regard Jury led by Nadine Labaki announced Aïnouz’s seventh film as the winner on Friday evening (24). It chronicles the efforts of two sisters to define themselves in the machista culture of 1950s Brazil.

Glauber Rocha was the last Brazilian award-winner in Cannes when he collected best director for his 1969 Competition selection Antonio Das Mortes.

This year’s Un Certain Regard jury prize went to Fire Will Come by Oliver Laxe. The prize for best performance went to Chiara Mastroianni for Christophe Honoré’s On A Magical Night, and the best director award went to Kantemir Balagov for Beanpole. …

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