In March 2019, Ceará-born filmmaker Karim Aïnouz sets out in pursuit of his father’s family roots to film an autobiographical film, travelling for the first time to Algeria. Once he arrives, inspired by the enthusiastic demonstrations against the local government, he ultimately “finds” another film. As in his fiction films, Aïnouz’s camera fastens itself to the movements of the protagonist Nardjes, a young activist woman, over a 24-hour period amidst demonstrations during International Women’s Day. As he impassionedly films the young activist, the Berlin-exiled filmmaker leaves an implicit call to his Brazilian compatriots. (E. V)
Karim Aïnouz debuted as a feature film director with Madame Satã (2002). His other works include Aeroporto Central (2018), Praia do Futuro (2014), O Abismo Prateado (2011), and O Céu de Suely (2006). His latest feature film, A Vida Invisível, debuted in Cannes at the Un Certain Regard section in 2019, where he received the Main Award. Aïnouz is a script mentor at the Audiovisual Narratives Center - Porto Iracema das Artes and a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Festival Internacional de Berlim
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