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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Mariner of the Mountains (Marinheiro das Montanhas)

Karim Aïnouz

Brazil, France, Germany

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Director's Biography

Karim Aïnouz’s directorial debut came with Madame Satã (2002), which was selected for Un Certain Regard at the Festival de Cannes. His other works include Nardjes A. (2020); Invisible Life (2019), which won the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes; Central Airport THF (2018), which won the Amnesty International Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival; Futuro Beach (2014); Silver Cliff (2011), a Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection; and I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You (2009) and Love for Sale (2006), both of which were screened in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival.

Portuguese, Arabic, Tamazight, French
Sat 12 / 19h30 / Musée YSL
Tue 15 / 13h30 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

January 2019. Filmmaker Karim Aïnouz decides to take a boat, cross the Mediterranean, and embark on his first journey to Algeria. Accompanied by the memory of Iracema—his late mother—and his camera, Aïnouz gives a detailed account of his journey to his father’s homeland, from the sea crossing, through his arrival in the Atlas Mountains in the northern region of Kabylia, to his return, interweaving past, present, and future.

Director : Karim Aïnouz
Producer : Walter Salles, João Moreira Salles, Maria Carlota Bruno, Marie-Pierre Macia, Claire Gadéa, Jihan El-Tahri, Jennifer Sabbah-Immagine, Christopher Zitterbart, Karim Aïnouz
Screenwriter : Murilo Hauser, Karim Aïnouz
Cinematographer : Juan Sarmiento
Editor : Ricardo Saraiva
Sound : Benedikt Schiefer, Laure Arto
Music : Benedikt Schiefer

Production Company : VideoFilmes, MPM Film, Big Sister
International Sales : The Match Factory


Brazil, France, Germany






Portuguese, Arabic, Tamazight, French