A man with a grey beard in a dark room, lit from the side. He is wearing a denim jacket and a black T-shirt, his hands in his trouser pockets. He looks friendly into the camera

Karim Aïnouz

Karim Aïnouz was born in 1966 in Fortaleza, Brazil. He studied Architecture at the University of Brasilia and Film Studies at New York University then went on to work on film projects, making his first feature film “Madame Satã” in 2002 which marked his breakthrough as a director. His most recent movies are the British historical drama Firebrand, starring Jude Law (2023), and the erotic thriller Motel Destino (2024).  Karim Aïnouz lives in Berlin.

Photo: Victor Boyko