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).
- Member Cinéfondation & Short Films, 2012
FIREBRANDIn Competition - Feature Films, 2023Director
MARINHEIRO DAS MONTANHASSpecial Screenings, 2021Director
A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURÍDICE GUSMÃOUn Certain Regard, 2019Director, Screenplay
CIDADE BAIXAUn Certain Regard, 2005Screenplay
CINEMA, ASPIRINAS E URUBUSUn Certain Regard, 2005Screenplay
MADAME SATAUn Certain Regard, 2002Director, Screenplay