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Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2016 146 minutes Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão, Zoraide Coleto Brazil, France Portuguese 17 August 2017 Dutch

The magnificent Sonia Braga stars in the new film by Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho (NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS), about a retired music critic battling a corrupt real-estate firm as she struggles to hold on to her apartment.

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 Avenida Boa Viagem, Recife. All the neighbouring 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, a confrontation which is both mysterious, frightening and nerve wracking. 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.


"Een film die nawerkt." 5 ★★★★★ NRC Handelsblad (+ NRC Next)

"Uitdagende, zinderende film over menselijke- en maatschappelijke verhoudingen." 5 ★★★★★ VPRO.nl/Cinema.nl

"Prachtig, intens en subtiel familiedrama." 4 ★★★★ De Volkskrant

"Als een magneet houdt Sonia Braga continu de aandacht vast." 4 ★★★★ Het Parool

"Aquarius is een even zachtmoedig als kritisch drama." 4 ★★★★ De Filmkrant