In Aquarius, acclaimed Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Neighboring
Sounds) continues to examine the alienating effects of urban over-development in
Recife, a Brazilian oceanfront city. Clara (Sônia Braga, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Dona Flor
and Her Two Husbands), a vibrant former music critic, avid swimmer, grandmother, cancer
survivor, willing lover and widow with flowing tresses, is the only remaining apartment
owner in a gracious older building targeted for demolition by ruthless luxury high-rise
developers. As the builders tactics to remove Clara become increasingly hostile, Clara
proves to be a force to be reckoned with.