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Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)

Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest 2016

Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho) Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest 2016



In competition, Cannes 2016

Directed by: Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO

Year of production: 2016

Country: BRASIL

Genre: drama

Length: 140 minutes

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.


Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO - Director

Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO - Script / Dialogue

Pedro SOTERO - Director of Photography

Fabrício TADEU - Director of Photography

Juliano DORNELLES - Set decorator

Thales JUNQUEIRA - Set decorator

Eduardo SERRANO - Film Editor

Ricardo CUTZ - Sound

Nicolas HALLET - Sound


Sonia BRAGA - Clara

Maeve JINKINGS - Ana Paula

Irandhir SANTOS - Roberval

Humberto CARRÃO - Diego

Zoraide COLETO - Ladjane

Fernando TEIXEIRA - Geraldo

Buda LIRA - Antonio

Paula DE RENOR - Fátima

Barbara COLEN - Clara in 1980

Daniel PORPINO - Adalberto & Rodrigo

Pedro QUEIROZ - Tomás

Carla RIBAS - Cleide

Germano MELO - Martin

Julia BERNAT - Julia

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