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Aquarius

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Original title
Aquarius
Year
Running time
140 min.
Country
Brazil Brazil
Director
Screenwriter
Kleber Mendonça Filho
Music
Miscellaneous
Cinematography
Pedro Sotero, Fabricio Tadeu
Cast
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Producer
CinemaScópio Produções / SBS Productions
Genre
Drama | Family Relationships. Melodrama. Psychological Drama
Synopsis / Plot
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 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.
Awards
2016: César Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2016: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2016: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Best Actress (Sonia Braga) & Audience Award
2016: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2016: Valladolid International Film Festival - Seminci: Official Selection
2016: Havana Film Festival: Official Selection
2016: Fenix Awards: Best Direction & Actress (Sonia Braga)
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