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AQUARIUS

by Kleber Mendonça Filho

synopsis

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 Avenida Boa Viagem, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company, a confrontation which is both mysterious, frightening and nerve wracking. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.

international title: Aquarius
original title: Aquarius
country: Brazil, France
sales agent: SBS International
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Kleber Mendonça Filho
film run: 140'
release date: FR 28/09/2016
screenplay: Kleber Mendonça Filho
cast: Sonia Braga, Jeff Rosick, Irandhir Santos
cinematography by: Pedro Sotero, Fabricio Tadeu
film editing: Eduardo Serrano
art director: Thales Junqueira, Juliano Dornelles
costumes designer: Rita Azevedo
producer: Saïd Ben Saïd, Emilie Lesclaux, Michel Merkt
production: SBS Productions, CinemaScópio Produções [BR]
distributor: SBS Distribution

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main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2016
Competition
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2016 
Zurich Film Festival 2016 
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