Brazilian filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius centers on Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic living in Recife. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building built in the 1940s on Boa Viagem Beach. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company that has other plans for the building; Clara, unwilling to leave, engages in a cold war with the company. Join Kleber Mendonça Filho and actress Sônia Braga as they talk about Aquarius, screening in NYFF’s Main Slate. Moderated by FSLC Director of Digital Platforms Michael Gibbons.
Aquarius screens October 9 and 11 in the New York Film Festival Main Slate.