Invisible Life

New York Times Critics' Pick
139 mins.
Directed by Karim Aïnouz
R
Portuguese and Greek with subtitles
2019

Last day Thursday, 1/16.

Rio de Janeiro, 1950. In the conservative Portuguese Gusmão household, Eurídice and Guida are inseparable until Guida elopes with a handsome sailor. When she returns months later, pregnant and single, her father banishes her.

As the sisters make their way through life, each believes the other is living out her dreams half a world away.


“INVISIBLE LIFE is a modern melodrama that’s proud to be one. Its mix of vivid period detail and raw frankness about sexuality and poverty and women’s oppression is heady and bracing; its depiction of female friendship and love is pointedly ferocious.” Glenn Kenny. A New York Times Critic's Pick!