Having the scope and multi-faceted approach of a classic novel, this beautiful
film about the memory of a place tells the story of a woman who defies
an insensitive developer that is about to destroy the neighbourhood she
grew up in and fell in love with. The character of Clara, rendered by the still
captivating Brazilian star Sonia Braga, was born to a wealthy family in Recife,
Brazil. She is the last resident of Aquarius, an original two-story building
built in the 1940s in the upper-class seaside district. All the neighbouring
apartments have already been acquired by a company that has other plans
for that plot. Clara has pledged to leave the place upon her death only, which
is why she decides to engage in a cold war of sort with the company, a confrontation
that is mysterious, frightening and nerve-wrecking. The tension
both disturbs Clara and gives her the edge on her daily routine. It also makes
her think about her loved ones, her past and her future.

  • Year:
  • Runtime:
    145 min.
  • Country:
    Brazil, France
  • Director:
    Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Screenplay:
    Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Pedro Sotero, Fabricio Tadeu
  • Editor:
    Eduardo Serrano
  • Cast:
    Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão, Zoraide Coleto, Fernando Teixeira, Buda Lira, Paula De Renor
  • Production:
    Émilie Lesclaux, Saïd Ben Saïd & Michel Merkt
  • Sales:
    SBS International
  • Festivals:
    Cannes 2016, Karlovy Vary 2016, Nowe Horyzonty 2016, Sarajevo 2016, Toronto 2016, Busan 2016


11.11.2016 20:15 Kino Lumière (K1)
13.11.2016 19:30 Kino Nostalgia

About the Director:

Kleber Mendonça Filho

Kleber Mendonça Filho (1968, Recife, Brazil) was raised and lives in his hometown. Upon his graduation from college, Kleber worked as a journalist with Jornal do Commercio while also writing for Folha de S. Paulo and other publications. In the 1990s, he made several documentaries and experimental shorts, produced through his own company, CinemaScópio. In 2012 Kleber made his debut feature, Neighboring Sounds (O Som ao Redor), in Recife.