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Aquarius

Drama


 

A woman living in across from the sea in Recife Brazil refuses to sell her apartment, the last in a block being acquired by developers.

"Aquarius" is entertaining for its strong sense of place and the room it makes for issues of social change and justice. At the film's core is one enduring woman dealing with all that is happening around her, yet the feel is familial and warm, even as the protagonist struggles to keep what she has. The story could be drawn from life it feels so truthful, particularly to issues around gender, ageing, and maintaining relevance in one's own world. Substantial Aquarian.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 23rd February 2017
Rialto Distribution 146 mins