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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.

  • Credits
  • Casting
  • Trailer

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

Original language: Portuguese
Subtitles: Romanian, English