V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Aquarius

V' 16

Aquarius

Kleber Mendonça Filho
Brasilien/F, 2016
Fiction, 140min, OmeU

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Aquarius

Kleber Mendonça Filho
Brasilien/F, 2016
Fiction, 140min, OmeU

Actors: 
Sonia Braga
Clara
Maeve Jinkings
Anna Paula
Irandhir Santos
Roberval
Humberto Carrão
Diego
Zoraide Coleto
Ladjane
Bárbara Colen
Clara im Jahr 1980
Screenplay: 
Kleber Mendonça Filho
Sound: 
Ricardo Cutz
Camera: 
Pedro Sotero
Fabricio Tadeu
Editor: 
Eduardo Serrano
Composer: 
Ricardo Cutz

Production: 
SBS
CinemaScópio Produções
World Sales: 
SBS International
Format: 
DCP
Color

AQUARIUS centres on Clara, a retired music critic whose apartment block is to be demolished by developers. Clara is the last person living there, being subject to increasingly hostile actions of the developers. “To some extent, AQUARIUS brings to mind a siege movie with no shooting, bows and arrows. Not literally, at least. The Aquarius building and Clara’s apartment are defined spaces – doors, walls, courtyard – and face the imminent risk of invasion. The building is constantly violated, and the apartment, the most intimate part of this environment, is threatened. The open windows contribute to this feeling , playing a fairly classical role, that of exterior/interior. In Brazil, open windows remind us of the custom of putting barriers across every window, whatever the floor, to prevent breaking-and-entering. I think that all these aspects of the film are very ordinary, but there must be something in the framing and cutting that reinforces this apparently fantastical tone.” (Kleber Mendonça Filho)

In the presence of Kleber Mendonça Filho.

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