AQUARIUS

un film de / a film by

Kleber Mendonça Filho

avec/ with: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

SYNOPSIS

Clara, la soixantaine, ancienne critique musicale, est née dans un milieu bourgeois de Recife, au Brésil. Elle vit dans un immeuble singulier,  l’Aquarius, construit dans les années 40, sur la très huppée Avenida Boa Viagem qui longe l’océan. Un important promoteur a racheté tous les appartements mais elle, se refuse à vendre le sien. Elle va entrer en guerre froide avec la société immobilière qui la harcèle. Très perturbée par cette tension, elle repense à sa vie, son passé, ceux qu’elle aime.

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Avenida Boa Viagem, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company, a confrontation which is both mysterious, frightening and nerve wracking. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.

Brazil/ France – 2016 – 2h22

Production: CinemaScópio,  SBS Productions, Michel Merkt

Ventes Internationales/ International Sales : SBS Distribution

FESTIVAL

Cannes Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection – In Competition