Filmfest 2016

Clara (magnificent: Sônia Braga) has lived in the “Aquarius” for years, an upscale 1940s condo in Recife. By now, she’s the last resident: All the other apartments have been bought up by a real estate developer, only Clara refuses to leave the place where she spent her life. This is the place she survived breast cancer and the whole tumultuous history of her country. She wants to avoid being expelled from her memories of affairs, relationships and loss. But she hasn’t counted on the developers’ criminal energy and the corruption of city hall.

tags: Aging, Memories, Latin America, Feature film

Cast: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão, Zoraide Coleto


Screenplay: Kleber Mendonça Filho

Director of Photography: Pedro Sotero, Fabricio Tadeu

Film Editor: Eduardo Serrano

Production Designer: Juliano Dornelles, Thales Junqueira

Costume Design: Rita Azevedo

Sound: Ricardo Cutz

Producer: Émilie Lesclaux, Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt

Production Company: SBS Productions

Co-Producer: Walter Salles

Co-Production Company: CinemaScópio Produções

World Sales: SBS Films

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho


Kleber Mendonça Filho was born in Recife, Northeast Brazil, in 1968. He studied journalism and worked as film critic for years, running the Recife Film Museum (Cinema da Fundação Joaquim Nabuco) for the last 18 years. After shooting several shorts, docs and experimental films, Mendonça Filho earned international recognition with his debut feature NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS 2012. AQUARIUS is his second feature.