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.
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
Co-Producer: Walter Salles
Production Company: SBS Productions
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.