AceShowbiz - Director Karim Ainouz's "The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao" has won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The 1950s-era Brazilian film earned the filmmaker the coveted award on Friday night (May 24), on the eve of the main prizegiving, when the Palme d'Or honour is announced.
It could be a rare double for the same country as "Bacurau" by Brazil's Kleber Mendonca Filho and Juliano Dornelles is among the favourites for the 2019 Palme d'Or prize at Cannes.
Chiara Mastroianni, the daughter of actors Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve, picked up the Un Certain Regard acting prize for her performance in "On A Magical Night".
The Un Certain Regard jury was headed by Lebanese director and actor Nadine Labaki, whose film "Capernaum" won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes last year (2018).