'Aquarius' Explores Brazilian Life in a Changing Neighborhood

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AQUARIUS1: Sônia Braga

Sônia Braga stars in “Aquarius,” directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho. Braga plays Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, who is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few old buildings standing in a rapidly changing seaside Recife neighborhood in Brazil. Clara vows to live in the building until her death, but must fend off developers to preserve her home and her memories.

"Aquarius" opens Friday, October 14th at the Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston Street, b/w Broadway & Mercer).