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Projects

Aquarius at TIFF 2016
Aquarius at TIFF 2016
September 11, 2016

Writer-director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Cast: Sonia Braga, Umberto Carrão, Maeve Jinkings

• 1st Public Screening: Sunday, Sept. 11 @2:45 pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
• 2nd Public: Tuesday, Sept 13 @ 9 am, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
• 3rd Public: Sat. Sept. 17 @ 3:15 pm, Bader

TIFF In Conversation with.... September 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM
http://www.tiff.net/events/in-conversation-with-sonia-braga/

Canadian theatrical release date: October 21, 2016
Clara (Sônia Braga), a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of its age and character that remains in a rapidly changing seaside Recife neighborhood. Now that the other apartments have been swept up by a company with ambitious plans for redevelopment, pressures to move on surround Clara from all sides. But she has pledged to leave only upon death, and will engage in a cold war with the developers to keep a home that has been a silent witness to her entire life. The resulting confrontation is mysterious, frightening and nerve-wracking, tingeing even Clara’s most familiar routines with the tension of a thriller. But it is her passion for those close to her, for music, for her memories of past loves, and hunger for future ones, that makes the film a tremendous kaleidoscope of life’s pleasures and our reasons for defending them, from Brazil’s great chronicler of its present moment, Kleber Mendonça Filho (Neighboring Sounds).