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Project information

Role of participant Actor
Director Kleber Mendonça Filho
Producer Emilie Lesclaux, Said Ben Said, Michel Merkt
Screenwriter Kleber Mendonça Filho
Status finished

Production details

Running time 140 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2016
Countries of Production Brazil , France
Production Companies
SBS Films
Globo Filmes

still / picture for Aquarius


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 Boa Viagem Avenue, 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. 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.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Exhibited in: Cannes Film Festival, Munique International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Independent Spirits Awards, 42nd Cesar Awards, Jerusalem Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, San Diego Film Critics Society, Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Havana Film Festival, Cartagena Film Festival, Transatlantyk Festival and Lima Film Festival.