Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, a vintage seaside building in Recife. All the neighboring apartments have been acquired by a company planning a high-rise development. Clara, having pledged to leave only upon her death, engages in a frightening and mysterious “cold war” with the company, which puts an edge on her daily routine and gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future. 142 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.
Following the film, star Sonia Braga will have a Q+A session with CLAS chair Harley Shaiken. Braga and the film’s cast and crew made headlines at the Cannes Film Festival with a red-carpet protest against the ouster of Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff.
"SONIA BRAGA IS STUPENDOUS IN AQUARIUS. Blazingly intelligent, funny, dignified and sexy-as-hell." – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times