Foreign Film Series- Aquarius

December 03, 2017
2 pm
UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema

Screenings at 2 pm & 5 pm
Admission: Patrons $27  |  Senior Citizens $25  |  Students $25  for the whole season
Language/subtitles: All foreign language films are subtitled and subtitles are used on English language films when available.
Brazil  |  2016  |  146 min  |  Kleber Mendonça Filho  |  Portuguese language

Clara is a retired music critic whose beachside apartment block, called Aquarius, is being eyed by
a developer for demolition to make way for another sky-scraping complex. Clara’s neighbors have
all either moved on or given up: she’s the final holdout, and the developer’s unctuous grandson is
working an aggressive charm offensive – charming at first, anyway – to persuade her to move out.
But for Clara, money isn’t the point. The complexities of Brazilian society, with its different social
and racial strata and importance of family ties, becomes a quivering spider web for both Clara and
the plot to pick their way through: by the film’s end, you’ll be blissfully tangled up in both, with no
wish to break free.

2016 Sydney Film Festival, winner: Best Film; 2016 Fenix Film Awards, winner: Best Actress, Best Director.

Norm Cloutier