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Amazon Acquires Cannes Un Certain Regard Winner ‘The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão’

Brazilian melodrama from director Karim Aïnouz to make North American premiere at TIFF

Amazon Studios has acquired the U.S. rights to “The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão,” a Brazilian film that won the Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival this year and is making its North American debut at TIFF next month, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Karim Aïnouz directed the foreign language film spoken in Portuguese that’s described as a “tropical melodrama” set in Rio de Janeiro in 1950.

Eurídice and Guida 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 finding each other.

“The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão” stars Carol Duarte, Julia Stockler and Fernanda Montenegro. Rodrigo Teixeira, who has produced “Call Me By Your Name” and “Frances Ha” among others, is a producer on “The Invisible Life” along with Viola Fügen and Michael Weber.

“The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão” is an RT Features production, with co-producers Pola Pandora, Sony Pictures, Canal Brasil, Naymar and UNO Filmes, and support from Ancine/FSA/BRDE and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

The Match Factory and CAA Media Finance brokered the deal on behalf of the film, and CAA has also signed the film’s director Karim Aïnouz.

Check out the international trailer of the film below:

News of the acquisition was first reported by Deadline.