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Aquarius (2016)Aquarius (2016)

Aquarius (2016)

Drama

7.8

movie

Brazil, France

Portuguese

Sunday, Thought-provoking, Thrilling

2016

Kleber Mendonça Filho

Bárbara Colen, Bruno Goya, Buda Lira

147 min

Synopsis

Clara, a vibrant former music critic and widow with flowing tresses is the only remaining apartment owner in a beautiful older building targeted for demolition by ruthless luxury high-rise developers. Clara proves to be a force to be reckoned with as she thwarts the builders plans to kick her out of the apartment.

Our Take

7.8
Bilal Zouheir

If you’ve never heard of Sonia Braga, you’re in for a ride with this movie. She is, in my opinion, one of the best actresses alive today. In Aquarius, she stars as a 65-year-old trying to keep the home in which she pledged to die. In a quiet, yet stoically powerful performance, she reminds us that identity often intersects with the spaces in which we live.

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