MVIFF 2017: AQUARIUS

| 2016 | 146 minutes | |
Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Wednesday September 06, 2017


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Clara (Sonia Braga), a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of its age and character that remains in a rapidly changing seaside Recife neighborhood. Now that the other apartments have been swept up by a company with ambitious plans for redevelopment, pressures to move on surround Clara from all sides. But she has pledged to leave only upon death, and will engage in a cold war with the developers to keep a home that has been a silent witness to her entire life. The resulting confrontation is mysterious, frightening and nerve-wracking, tingeing even Clara’s most familiar routines with the tension of a thriller.

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“"Aquarius" makes a compelling case for looking up from our ubiquitous distractions to take in the world around us - the one that we live in and, whether we're aware of it or not, lives in us.” -- Anne Hornaday, Washington Post

“This isn't a movie about a situation; it's a movie about a fully formed, red-blooded character dealing with a situation while also dealing with everything else.” -- Tom Long, Detroit News

Nominated -- Palme D’Or, Cannes Film Festival
Won -- Best Actress, Sonia Braga, San Diego Film Critics, Mar del Plata, Lima Latin America, and Biarittz International Festivals.

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