World Premiere at TIFF
Writer-director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Cast: Sonia Braga, Umberto Carrão, Maeve Jinkings
Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonça Filho continues to mine concerns about the alienating effects of urban development in Recife. Yet where that first film drew its insights from a broad range of characters uneasily cohabiting in a modern high-rise, Aquarius f
ocuses on an individual named, Clara (the magnificent Sônia Braga), a retired music critic and the sole tenant of an older apartment block being bought up by ruthless condo developers.