Aquarius

Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Brazil-France
  • 142 mins
  • 2016
  • Portuguese (with English subtitles)

Retired music critic Clara (played by Latin American cinema icon Sonia Braga) refuses to move out of her apartment, even though she is now the sole occupant of the building. After all, she’s outlived her husband and even survived cancer. The investor, who intends to demolish the building, keeps offering her compensation, but doesn’t get anywhere. And trying to make her life difficult doesn’t get him anywhere, either. Clara won’t bow to pressure.

Robbed in Cannes and shut out of the Oscars, Sonia Braga shines in this stunning Brazilian drama - film of the festival.

Gráinne Humpreys, Festival Director

Sonia Braga
Humberto Carrão

Best Director - Fenix Awards
Best Actress - Fenix Awards