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Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Starring: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos
Genre: Drama
Duration: 145 mins

Kleber Mendonça Filho’s stunning 2012 feature debut Neighboring Sounds, boldly announced a major new voice in Brazilian cinema with someone able to capture the totality of Brazilian society in one Recife residential street. His much-anticipated follow-up is a more subtle film, but no less mature, a calmer film, but no less angry. Starring the incomparable Sonia Braga as well-off widow Clara, holding on to her apartment against developer pressures, Aquarius is a character study as well as a shrewd meditation on the transience of place and the way physical space elides with our identity.

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