Original Title: Aquarius
2016 | 140 min. | colour | fiction | subtitles in English


• Friday, November 4th – 6:20 pm

Script and Direction: Kleber Mendonça Filho • Production: Dora Amorim • Sound: Ricardo Cutz, Nicolas Hallet • Cinematography: Pedro Sotero, Fabrício Tadeu • Editing: Eduardo Serrano

Cast: Sônia Braga, Irandhir Santos, Carla Ribas, Maeve Jinkings, Barbara Colen, Buda Lira, Daniel Porpino, Fernando Teixeira, Humberto Carrão, Julia Bernat, Paula De Renor, Pedro Queiroz, Rubens Santos, Thaia Perez.

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue in Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a real estate developer. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her an edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past, and her future.

Movie stills:

The Guardian: Aquarius review: rich and mysterious Brazilian story of societal disintegration
Le Monde: « Aquarius » : face aux flots amnésiques, un récif d’art et de musique
Variety: Film Review: ‘Aquarius’

Awards and Festivals:
Best Film at the Amsterdam Film Festival • Best Actress at the International Cinephile Society Awards • Best Actress and Special Jury Prize at the Lima Latin American Film Festival • Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival • Best Film at World Cinema Amsterdam • Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival