Mariner of the Mountains
January 2019. Filmmaker Karim Aïnouz decides to take a boat, cross the Mediterranean and embark on his first visit to Algeria. Accompanied by the memory of his mother, Iracema, and his camera, Aïnouz takes us with him on his journey to his father’s homeland, interweaving the past, present and future.
Karim Aïnouz is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and visual artist. Debuting as a director with Madam Satã (Cannes Un Certain, Regard 2002), his previous film Invisible Life, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and has been the recipient of several prizes worldwide. Currently, Aïnouz is a screenwriter tutor and member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
★★★★ The Guardian