Director Karim Aïnouz on gaining a female perspective and fighting fascism via the arts


A proud exponent of contemporary Brazilian cinema, Karim Aïnouz tells us about his latest film "Invisible Life", which won the "Un Certain Regard" prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It tells the story of two vivacious young sisters grappling with the oppression and brutality of the patriarchy in 1950s Brazil. Aïnouz explains why the issue is just as relevant some 70 years later and why his 2002 indie hit "Madame Satã" could not be made today.


The filmmaker also tells us about how his "accidentally Algerian" heritage plunged him into the heart of a youth uprising in North Africa and how that shaped his aspirations for his own country’s future. 

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