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Invisible Life (2019)

Invisible Life (2019)

A realistic Brazilian drama on the resilience of women

The Very Best

Movie

Brazil, Germany
Greek, Portuguese
Drama
2019
KARIM AÏNOUZ
António Fonseca, Carol Duarte, Cláudio Gabriel
140 min

What it's about

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950. In the conservative home of the Gusmão family, Eurídice and Guida are two inseparable sisters who support each other. While Guida can share with her younger sister the details of her romantic adventures, Eurídice finds in her older sister the encouragement she needs to pursue her dream of becoming a professional pianist.

The take

This 140-minute Brazilian drama is an epic and touching tale of two sisters torn apart. In 1950s Rio de Janeiro, Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are inseparable, but their dreams soon take them away from each other, from their conservative family, and from Brazil.

After they are separated, each one of them believes the other is achieving her dreams when often the opposite was happening. Family betrayal, silence, and a suffocating social climate shatter the aspiration of the sisters but also highlight their strength.

Comments

One of the best and most underrated Brazilian movies of recent years. Extraordinary work where its realistic characters live and struggle in the super sexist Brazil of the 50s, with the diva Fernanda Montenegro topping off this masterpiece!

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