Thwarted dreams, 'machismo' that defines Latin American patriarchy, and an impossible search are some of the elements that this sumptuous Brazilian film deals with, all held together by a bonding between two free-spirited sisters in Rio De Janeiro who travel their individual paths to seek happiness and fulfilment. Set in the 1950s, Karim Ainouz’s THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURIDICE GUSMAO (2019, Brazil) is a gripping narrative that is elevated by superb performances, measured treatment and evocative production designing. This is one film that makes sure it lingers in your mind long after you have seen it.
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Ranjan Das is a Mumbai based filmmaker and faculty.