Interview: Director of Futuro Beach Karim Aïnouz
May13

Interview: Director of Futuro Beach Karim Aïnouz

Close-Up Film caught up with Karim Aïnouz, director of Futuro Beach (also known as ‘Praia do Futuro’), to find out about his initial motivation in making a male melodrama, its literary origins and the symbolism that runs throughout. The film follows the courage that some have to leave everything behind and start anew. However, the past always catches up with you. Q. So I want to start with the film’s beginning which immediately throws...

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Futuro Beach (12A)  Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

Futuro Beach (12A) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Karim Aïnouz, Brail/Germany, 2014, 106 mins, in Portuguese and German with subtitles    Cast: Wagna Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa  The multi-faceted Futuro Beach is a confident, contemporary male melodrama that builds an intimate portrait of three male characters. With the absence of any discernable villain-like personae, the characters represent different facets of masculinity, which are all textured, daring, imperfect...

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