Karim Aïnouz

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Karim Aïnouz
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Occupation Film director
Years active 1992 - present

Karim Aïnouz is a Brazilian-Algerian film director and visual artist. Aïnouz's first feature debut, Madame Satã, premiered in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival,[1] Un Certain Regard. His following films, Love for Sale and I Travel Because I Have To I Come Back Because I Love You (co-directed with Marcelo Gomes) premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti, in 2006 and 2009.[2] In 2011 The Silver Cliff was presented in Cannes at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

In 2008, Aïnouz directed Alice, a 13 episode fiction series for HBO Latin America. His short films and installations have been shown at numerous venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, the São Paulo Biennial, the Sharjah Biennial[3] and Videobrasil. In 2012 he was invited as jury at the Cannes Film Festival for the Cinéfondation and Short Films sections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[4] and took part on the project Cathedrals of Culture, a 3D film project about the soul of buildings which features Wim Wenders as Executive Producer and Aïnouz as one of the directors. His fifth feature, Praia do Futuro, premiered at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.[5]

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

  • 2013 - Praia do Futuro – drama, 35mm, color, 106min.
  • 2011 - Your Empathic City, video installation, 3-channel HD video, 24 spotlights, color filter foil
  • 2011 - The Silver Cliff, drama, 35mm, color, 84 min.
  • 2011 - Sunny Lane, visual essay, super 8/digital, color, 12 min.
  • 2010 - I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You, drama, 35mm, color, 75 min.
  • 2010 - Neverquiet, collective film, drama, color, 63 min.
  • 2008 - Alice, TV series for HBO Latin America
  • 2006 - Love for Sale, drama, 35mm, color, 88 min.
  • 2004 - Se fosse tudo sempre assim, video instalation, super 8/digital, color.
  • 2004 - Sertão de Acrílico Azul Piscina, documentary, super 8/digital, color, 26min.
  • 2002 - Madame Satã, drama, 35mm, color, 105 min.
  • 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.
  • 1992 - O Preso, drama, video, color, 19 min.

As screenwriter[edit]

  • 2013 - Praia do Futuro – drama, 35mm, color, 106min.
  • 2011 - The Silver Cliff, drama, 35mm, color, 84 min.
  • 2011 - Sunny Lane, visual essay, super 8/digital, color, 12 min.
  • 2010 - I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You, drama, 35mm, color, 75 min.
  • 2006 - Love for Sale, drama, 35mm, color, 88 min.
  • 2005 - Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures, drama, 35mm, color, 104 min.
  • 2005 - Lower City, drama, 35mm, color, 93 min.
  • 2004 - Sertão de Acrílico Azul Piscina, documentary, super 8/digital, color, 26min.
  • 2002 - Madame Satã, drama, 35mm, color, 105 min.
  • 2001 - Behind the Sun, drama, 35mm, color, 105 min.
  • 1996 - Hic Habitat Felicitas, 35mm, color, 26 min.
  • 1994 - Paixão Nacional, 16mm, color, 9 min.
  • 1993 - Seams, documentary, 16mm, color, 29 min.
  • 1992 - O Preso, drama, video, color, 19 min.

Awards[edit]

  • 2011: Second Grand Coral Award, Havana Film Festival, for The Silver Cliff
  • 2011: Award for Best Director, Rio International Film Festival, for The Silver Cliff
  • 2010: Grand Prix Coup de Coeur, 22º Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latin (Toulouse/France), for I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
  • 2009: Award for Best Director, Rio International Film Festival, for I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
  • 2009: FIPRESCI Award, Havana Film Festival, for I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
  • 2009: Third Grand Coral Award, Havana Film Festival, for I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
  • 2006: FIPRESCI Award, 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, for Love for Sale
  • 2006: Grand Coral Award, Havana Film Festival, for Love for Sale
  • 2006: Award for Best Film, Rio International Film Festival, for Love for Sale
  • 2006: Award for Best Director, Rio International Film Festival, for Love for Sale
  • 2006: Award for Best Director, Rio International Film Festival, for Love for Sale
  • 2002: Gold Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival, for Madame Satã
  • 2002: Award for Best Director, Biarritz Film Festival, for Madame Satã
  • 2002: Award for Best Director, São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards, for Madame Satã
  • 1997: Award for Best Short, Ann Arbor Film Festival, for Seams
  • 1994: Award for Best Short, Atlanta Film Festival, for Seams

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