Filmmaker Karim Aïnouz decides to take a boat, cross the Mediterranean and embark on his first journey to Algeria. Accompanied by the memory of his mother, Iracema, and his camera, Aïnouz gives a detailed account of the journey to his father’s homeland, interweaving present, past, and future.
Following his Cannes win for The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão, Karim Aïnouz returns with this intoxicating blend of travelogue, affective memoir, and personal memento mori. A poignant exploration of displacement and identity, Mariner of the Mountains shimmers with feelings of loss and longing.
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