Aquarius

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho.
Starring: Sônia Braga. Brazil /France 2016. 146 mins. Portuguese with English subtitles.


A tale of individual resistance in the face of rapacious corporate greed, Aquarius takes its title from the Recife apartment block that has been home to widowed music critic Clara (Braga) for close to 40 years. Situated overlooking a popular beach, Aquarius has been earmarked by a slick property developer as an investment opportunity. His determination to turn the aged apartment block into luxury flats is matched by Clara’s refusal to be ousted from a place that, to her, is rich in memories and secrets. Giving one of the year’s very best performances, Sônia Braga is outstanding as the feisty, proud but vulnerable Clara.

Kleber Mendonça Filho’s 2012 feature debut, the slow-burning thriller Neighbouring Sounds, boldly announced a major new voice in Brazilian cinema, and Aquarius is every bit as impressive as its acclaimed predecessor.

General admission screenings

Fri 24th Mar
14.45 20.45
Sat 25th Mar
12.00 18.00
Sun 26th Mar
11.40
Mon 27th Mar
14.35 20.35
Tue 28th Mar
20.45
Wed 29th Mar
15.15
Thu 30th Mar
17.50

Club and Group screenings

Sun 26th Mar 15.20 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Tue 28th Mar 12.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Wed 29th Mar 11.00 Big Scream: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one.
Wed 29th Mar 16.30 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Thu 30th Mar 12.10 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



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