Brazilian Oscar Entry ‘Invisible Life’ Opens in N.Y. December 20, From Amazon Studios

Brazil’s official Oscar entry, “Invisible Life” from director Karim Aïnouz (“Madame Sata,” “Love for Sale,” “Futuro Beach”), opens in theaters Dec. 20. The drama is distributed in the US by Amazon Studios. The drama feature rolls into theaters this month with screening dates announced for both press and public screenings with Q&As.

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. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of being finding each other. A tropical melodrama from the Brazilian auteur Karim Aïnouz, director of Madame Satã.

“Invisible Life” is Brazil’s official Oscar entrant for Best International Feature. Aïnouz’s film world premiered at Cannes Film Festival in May and won the Un Certain Regard prize, followed by a trail through other film festivals, including stops at Toronto, Munich, London and Zurich. It opened in its native Brazil in November.

The cast includes Carol Duarte, Julia Stockler and Academy Award® nominee
Fernanda Montenegro, who was nominated for “Central Station” in 1998. The film is shot by Hélène Louvart, who was the cinematographer on “Happy as Lazzaro,” “Beach Rats,” and “Pina.” Louvart also won the won the Golden Camera award at the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaka Brothers.

Amazon will release “Invisible Life” theatrically on December 20, followed by a release on Amazon Prime early in the new year.

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