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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.
“”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.