Mon 3 July, 5pm & 8pm
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Kleber Mendonça Filho’s richly absorbing and boldly realised new film takes its name from a Recife apartment block overlooking one of the city’s most popular beaches. To Clara, a widowed music critic who has resided here for nearly four decades, Aquarius is home; but to a slick property developer determined to transform the site into luxury flats it is an investment opportunity. The developers want Clara out, by fair means or foul, but she won’t budge.
Building on the dazzling achievement of Mendonça Filho’s Neighbouring Sounds (2012), this is a rousing parable of individual resistance and an exquisite exploration of the way architecture, like cinema, can be a repository of cherished memories, full of secret meanings and intimate echoes of the past.
Palme d'Or Nominee, Cannes Film Festival 2016
Starring: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Buda Lira