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A filmmaker and videoartist, he was born in Fortaleza, Brazil, in 1966. Ainouz made several shorts and documentaries in 16mm and video, such as O Preso (1992), Paixão Nacional (1994) and Les Ballons de Barrios (1998), and had his debut in feature films with Madame Satã (2002) that screened at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section. He participated at the Venice Film Festival for the first time in 2001 as the screenwriter of Walter Salles’s Abril despedaçado, and then twice as a director in the Orizzonti section: in 2006 with O céu de Suely and in 2009 with Viajo porque preciso, volte porque te amo, set in the grasslands of Sertão, an isolated region of Northeastern Brazil. Aïnouz is also the author of TV series (Alice, made for the HBO Latin America). Some of his installations were exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennale (1997) and at the São Paulo Biennale (2004). His latest film is O Abismo Prateado (The Silver Cliff, 2011).
2001 – Abril despedaçado (Behind the Sun) – In competition (screenplay)
2006 - O céu de Suely (Suely in the Sky) – Orizzonti (direction, screenplay)
2009 – Viajo porque preciso, volte porque te amo – Orizzonti (direction, screenplay)