Mariner of the Mountains (Marinheiro das Montanhas)


Filmmaker Karim Aïnouz decides to take a boat, cross the Mediterranean and embark on his first journey to Algeria. Accompanied by the memory of his mother, Iracema, and his camera, Aïnouz gives us a detailed account of the journey to his father’s homeland. The film interweaves the present, past and future.

Screenplay: Murilo Hauser, Karim Aïnouz

Cinematography: Juan Sarmiento

Editing: Ricardo Saraiva

Production: VideoFilmes, MPM Film, Big Sister

Karim Aïnouz

An award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and visual artist. He debuted as a director with “Madame Sata” (Cannes Un Certain, Regard 2002). His other works include, “Futuro Beach” (Berlin Competition, 2014), “The Silver Cliff” (Cannes Directors Fortnight, 2011), and “I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You” (Venice, Orizontti, 2009). “The Invisible Life Of Euridice Gusmao”, Aïnouz’s latest feature film, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes 2019. Aïnouz is a screenwriter tutor and member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

MENA Premiere

Brazil, France, Germany

Documentary, 2021, Color, 98 min

Film Information

Portuguese, Arabic, Tamazight, French


Karim Aïnouz