06-24 November 2019



Karim Aïnouz


2019 / 139’ / Hawaii Premiere / Portuguese

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, not knowing they live in the same city. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other.
Dubbed a “tropical melodrama,” Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz crafts a stirring, heart-wrenching period film. In time-honored tradition, this tale of two sisters is a women’s story, one that takes its source material – a 2015 novel by Martha Batalha – and transforms it utterly, abandoning its comic slant for a much darker approach. The film’s buzzy Rio setting and background, its vibrant color palette, cinematographer Hélène Louvart’s warm, camerawork, music that takes its cue from the passionate, rhapsodic classical melodies favored by Euridice, the younger sister – all act as a tantalizing reminder of the self-expression the two sisters should rightly have achieved. But thy are also a tribute to their irrepressible spirit, and psychic bond.

-Anderson Le

Saturday 9 15:30 - 17:54Regal Dole Cannery 15
Monday 11 15:30 - 17:54Regal Dole Cannery 15
DirectorKarim Aïnouz.
CastFernanda Montenegro, Carol Duarte and Gregório Duvivier.
ScreenplayMurilo Hauser, Inés Bortagaray and Karim Aïnouz.
CinematographerHélène Louvart.

Camilo Cavalcanti ... executive producer
Mariana Coelho ... executive producer
Viola Fügen ... co-producer / producer
Marília Garske ... Executive Coordinator
Hei Yang Lau ... assistant producer
Vivi Mendonça ... executive producer
Michel Merkt ... associate producer
Rodrigo Teixeira ... producer
Cécile Tollu-Polonowski ... executive producer
Michael Weber ... producer

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