Hyde Park Picture House

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Aquarius

Time
On 23rd April - 1.40 PM
Other showings
From 22nd April - 26th April
Starring:
Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos
Director
Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho
Duration
146mins
Country
BR/FR
Year
2016
Synopsis:

A tale of individual resistance in the face of corporate greed, Aquarius takes its title from an apartment block in Recife, Brazil, that has been home to widowed music critic Clara for 40 years. The determination of a slick property developer to turn the aged building into luxury flats is matched by Clara’s refusal to be ousted from a place that is rich in, for her, memories and secrets. Kleber Mendonça Filho’s debut feature marks the arrival of a major new voice in Brazilian cinema with Sônia Braga giving one of the year’s very best performances as the feisty, proud and vulnerable Clara.

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