Music critic, cancer survivor and widowed mother of three, Clara (Sonia Braga) lives in a classic beachside apartment bequeathed by a beloved aunt in the Brazilian city of Recife. So, when a property developer tries to bully her into selling up, she refuses to budge.
“Above all else, Aquarius celebrates the prospects of growing stronger with age, with Braga’s resilience providing more than a vessel for that concern – she’s a sharp weapon of resistance, both as the character and in her rousing capacity to give it life.” (IndieWire)
“One of the finest Brazilian films of the last decade.” (Film Companion)
“Its ethical, political and psychological insights are carefully contained within a consistently compelling narrative that feels fluid, relevant and true.” (Time Out)