Sister Searching (Film Thoughts: Invisible Life)

large_invisible-posterKarim Ainouz’s ‘Invisible Life’ is Brazil’s Official Entry for the Academy Awards, and it won the Un Certain Regard award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. .Essentially, it’s a story about sisters who get separated and the film takes its sweet time in trying to get the two of them back together. The film is melodrama at its finest, for better or worse, and it can be frustrating at different levels – it is at times too slow, and there are some major holes in the plot at times. But somehow, I ended up really liking it  – it packs some emotional depth, and is successful in making the viewer empathize and sympathize with the characters. It is also able to convey that unbreakable bond that siblings have with each other.

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