Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice and Guida live with their parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a pianist, Guida of finding love. Forced to live apart, they take control of their destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other.
Karim Aïnouz’s cinema is often drawn to portraying women and their day-to-day battles. In this lush historical saga, the Brazilian auteur uses his storytelling flair to craft an anti-patriarchal drama filled with deep, decades-spanning emotions. A resonant, elegantly-shot tale of sisterly love.
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