2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12

 
 
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Aquarius

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho

Film Summary

Worldviews | 2:25 | 2016 | Brazil/France | Portuguese with English subtitles | View Website

Retired widow Clara (Sonia Braga, in a tour de force performance) has spent a lifetime building memories in her beachfront Brazilian apartment complex, so when unscrupulous land developers seek to buy her out and raze the property, she stubbornly refuses. So begins an escalating battle of wills, as the ruthless real estate company seeks increasingly threatening means to convince her to vacate. A measured approach combines with genuinely jaw-dropping cinematography to tell this story of a woman's resolve, one of Film Comment's top films of 2016.

Director Kleber Mendonça Filho
Cast Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos
Executive Producer
Producer Saïd Ben Saïd, Emilie Lesclaux, Michel Merkt
Screenwriter Kleber Mendonça Filho
Cinematographer Pedro Sotero, Fabrício Tadeu
Editor Eduardo Serrano
Music