Karim Aïnouz

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Karim Aïnouz
Karim Aïnouz - Viajo porque preciso.jpg
Born 17 January 1966
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Occupation Film director
Years active 1992 - present

Karim Aïnouz (born 17 January 1966, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil) is a film director and visual artist.

Career[edit]

In February 2014, his feature film Praia do Futuro (Futuro Beach) premiered at the 64th Berlinale Competition. Cathedrals of Culture, a 3D film project about the soul of buildings which features Aïnouz as one of the directors and Wim Wenders as executive producer premiered at the Berlinale Special section this same year.

His latest experimental documentary piece, Domingo, shot from his encounter with Danish artist Olafur Eliasson during the 17th Videobrasil Festival, had its world premiere at Rio International Film Festival in 2014.

In 2012, he was invited jury at the Cannes Film Festival for the Cinéfondation and Short Film Competition. He also participated in the Destricted.br project, inspired by Larry Clark project Destricted, with Adriana Varejão, Janaína Tschäpe, Julião Sarmento, Lula Buarque de Hollanda, Marcos Chaves e Miguel Rio Branco.

In 2011 Aïnouz directed the film Sonnenallee for the Sharjah Biennial 10. He is co-author of the films Behind the Sun by Walter Salles, Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures by Marcelo Gomes and Lower City, by Sergio Machado.

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 Réalisateursand won Best Director at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.

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. He was invited President of the Jury for Competition at the 2014 Rio Film Festival. In 2012 he was invited as Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films sections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[4] and for the Heiner Carow Award during the 63rd Berlinale.

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

  • 2014 - Sunday – documentary, HD video, color, 26min.
  • 2014 - Praia do Futuro – drama, 35mm, color, 106min.
  • 2014 - Cathedrals of Culture - episode Centre Pompidou - documentary, 3D, color, 165 min.
  • 2011 - Destricted.br experimental, 16mm, color, 14min.
  • 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 Youco-directed with Marcelo Gomes 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 installation, 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]

  • 2014 - Sunday – documentary, HD video, color, 26min.
  • 2014 - Praia do Futuro – drama, 35mm, color, 106min.
  • 2014 - Cathedrals of Culture - episode Centre Pompidou - documentary, 3D, color, 165 min.
  • 2011 - Destricted.br experimental, 16mm, color, 14min.
  • 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 co-directed with Marcelo Gomes 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 co-directed with Marcelo Gomes.
  • 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
  • 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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