Love for Sale; I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

Film/Video
Love for Sale

Love for Sale

Image courtesy Strand Releasing

Love for Sale

Love for Sale

Image courtesy Strand Releasing

Love for Sale

Love for Sale

Image courtesy Strand Releasing

Love For Sale - Trailer

Love for Sale
I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

(Karim Aïnouz, 2006)
(Karim Aïnouz and Marcelo Gomes, 2009)

Retrospective: Karim Aïnouz

With generous empathy and a sensualist’s eye for detail, Karim Aïnouz has created a unique body of work that provides loving but unsentimental portraits of memorable characters. While alive with beauty and emotion, the world he presents is also astutely aware of the structures that limit their possibilities. The son of a Brazilian mother and Algerian father, and a graduate of New York University’s film school, Aïnouz has become a treasured presence at the world’s most important film festivals. His films are the perfect choice to close out the Wex’s winter of Brazilian programming.

Via Brasil

Via Brasil is the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 7 PM

After living in São Paulo for several years, a woman returns to her rural hometown for a happy-ever-after life with her boyfriend and their young child. When he fails to join her, she is left to survive on her own wits and starts creating raffles as a means to generate income. When the prizes build to a having “a night in paradise” with her, she discovers her own independence and seizes her life on her own terms. The rising Brazilian actress Hermila Guedes gives a forceful and captivating performance in what would have been a difficult role for many actresses to pull off. (90 mins., 35mm)

A unique collaboration between two of Brazil’s finest filmmakers, I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You gets inside the head a 35-year-old geologist assigned to travel through the backlands of northeastern Brazil to study possible routes for water lines. An unusually haunting road movie, the geologist is never shown on camera: we only see first-person footage of his travels and hear voice-overs of his thoughts as he recovers from the heartbreak of his wife leaving him. (75 mins., video)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view Sept 21–Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)