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Aquarius

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Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Brazil, France, 2016
Drama
      Portuguese
      English

Synopsis

Clara, a vibrant former music critic, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow, is the only remaining apartment owner in a beautiful building targeted for demolition by luxury developers. As the builders’ tactics to remove Clara become hostile, Clara proves to be a force to be reckoned with.

Our take

The bold second feature by Kleber Mendonça Filho (Bacurau) is a modern melodrama of fierce feminine resistance. In a tremendous, powerful performance, the great Sonia Braga stars as a woman who refuses to back down in the face of a changing Brazilian society. An engrossing, brilliantly told film.

Synopsis

Clara, a vibrant former music critic, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow, is the only remaining apartment owner in a beautiful building targeted for demolition by luxury developers. As the builders’ tactics to remove Clara become hostile, Clara proves to be a force to be reckoned with.

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AquariusDirected byKleber Mendonça Filho
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2016
Independent Spirit Awards
2017 | Nominee: Best International Film
Village Voice Film Poll
2016 | Nominee: Best Actress

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