Aquarius (Photo: fragment from promotional material)
CAIRO – 5 August 2017: Drama film Aquarius (2016) will be screening at Cinema Magnolia leaves of Art in Zamalek on August 9.
Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, the film revolves around an old retired music critic Clara who was the last resident of a two-storey building the Aquarius in Brazil which was built in 1940.
The 65-year old aimed at leaving her house only upon her death which puts her in conflict with a company that acquired all the other apartments and aims to carry out new plans in those places. Clara gets nostalgic about her loved ones and past amid that cold war with the company, defining her past and future.
Starring Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, and Irandhir Santos, among others, the film has won awards in the Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema amongst other awards and was nominated for Best Foreign film Award in AARP Movies for Grownups Awards in 2017.
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