CineLatino: Aquarius

Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho (Brazil, 2015)

Part of the Spring 2017 CineLatino Series

February 15, 2017 

Aquarius Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Sonia Braga Movie


Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, a vintage seaside building in Recife. All the neighboring apartments have been acquired by a company planning a high-rise development. Clara, having pledged to leave only upon her death, engages in a frightening and mysterious “cold war” with the company, which puts her on edge and brings up thoughts about past and future loved ones. 142 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.

“Aquarius is a marvelous and surprising act of portraiture, a long, unhurried encounter with a single, complicated person.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times