Karim Ainouz

Karim Aïnouz

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Born in 1966 in Fortaleza, Karim Aïnouz studied architecture in Brasília and cinema at New York University. His first feature Madame Satã (2002) was selected for Un Certain Regard and received numerous distinctions worldwide. O Céu de Suely (2006) and Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque te Amo, co-directed with Marcelo Gomes (2009), were both invited at the Orizzonti section of the Venice Festival and won a number of international awards. The Silver Cliff (2011) was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. In 2008 Aïnouz directed Alice, a fiction series for HBO Latin America. His installations have been shown in different venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial (1997), the São Paulo Art Biennial (2004) and the Sharjah Biennial (2011).

Filmography
  • 2020 – Nardjes, documentary
    • Berlinale Film Festival
    • Vision du Réel
  • 2019 – The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão
    • Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard
  • 2018 – Zentralflughafen THF – documentary
    • Amnesty International Film Prize, Berlinale, for Zentralflughafen THF
    • Berlinale 2018
    • IDFA
    • Sheffield Doc Festival
    • Cinema Du Réel
    • American Film Institute Documentary Festival
  • 2015 – Velázquez – Wild Realism, documentary
  • 2014 – Sunday – documentary
  • 2014 – Futuro Beach – drama
    • Berlinale Film Festival
  • 2014 – Cathedrals of Culture – episode Centre Pompidou – documentary, 3D, color, 165 min.
  • 2011 – The Silver Cliff, drama, 35mm, color, 84 min.
    • Cannes Director’s Fortnight
    • Second Grand Coral Award, Havana Film Festival
    • Award for Best Director, Rio International Film Festival
  • 2010 – Neverquiet, collective film, drama, color, 63 min.
  • 2008 – Alice, TV series for HBO Latin America
  • 2006 – Suely in the Sky, drama, 35mm, color, 88 min.
  • 2006 – Love For Sale (Writer), drama, 35mm, 88 min.
    • Cannes Film Festival
    • FIPRESCI Award, 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
    • Grand Coral Award, Havana Film Festival
    • Award for Best Film, Rio International Film Festival
    • Award for Best Director, Rio International Film Festival
  • 2002 – Madame Satã, drama, 35mm, color, 105 min.
    • Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard
    • Gold Hugo Award, Chicago International Film Festival
    • Award for Best Director, Biarritz Film Festival
    • Award for Best Director, São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards
  • 2000 – Rifa-me, drama, 35 mm, color, 28 min.
  • 1998 – Les Ballons des Bairros, documentary for France 3, video, 26 min.
  • 1996 – Hic Habitat Felicitas, 35mm, color, 26 min.
  • 1994 – Paixão Nacional, 16mm, color, 9 min.
  • 1993 – Seams, documentary, 16mm, color, 29 min.
    • Award for Best Short, Ann Arbor Film Festival, for Seams
    • Award for Best Short, Atlanta Film Festival, for Seams
  • 1992 – O Preso, drama, video, color, 19 min.