Aquarius

by Kleber Mendonça Filho International Feature Film / Competition

Proud and beautiful sixty-year-old widow Clara lives in a sophisticated district of the Brazilian coastal town of Recife. Her flat in the „Aquarius“ apartment facility has become an essential part of her life over the past decades. It is here that she has lived in wedlock, brought up her children and survived both breast cancer and her country’s eventful past. Suddenly her home is earmarked for demolition and will be replaced by a new building now that investors have snapped up all the flats. Clara, however, refuses to leave a place full of precious memories – even if this means having to deal with her family, coldblooded investors and her city’s political corruption.
In his epic tale AQUARIUS, director Kleber Mendonca Filho draws a wonderfully poetic image of a graceful lady, a large middle-class family and a modern Brazilian metropolis. Sonia Braga, the grande dame of Brazilian cinema, captivates the audience in her most beautiful role to date.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Brazil, France, 2016
  • Runtime: 145 Min
  • Languages: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: German, English
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  • Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Cast: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão
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  • Screenplay: Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Cinematography: Pedro Sotero, Fabricio Tadeu
  • Editor: Eduardo Serrano
  • Sound: Ricardo Cutz, Nicolas Hallet
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  • Producers: Émilie Lesclaux, Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
  • Co-Producer: Walter Salles
  • Executive Producer: Dora Amorim
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  • Production Companies: CinemaScópio, SBS Productions
  • World Sales: SBS International
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
  • www.facebook.com/aquariusfilme/
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