Film with Sonia Braga competes at Cannes

“Aquarius”, with Sonia Braga, competes for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.

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Sonia Braga with diretor Kleber Mendonça Filho and Humberto Carrão

The Brazilian film “Aquarius”, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho (“The Neighboring Sounds”) was one of the films selected for the 69th Cannes Film Festival and will compete for the Palme d’Or. The announcement was made by the event’s organizers of what is considered to be one of the major international film festival in the world and it will take place between May 11th and 22nd.

The story of “Aquarius” revolves around Clara (Sonia Braga), a 60-year-old widow who constantly clashes with a construction company which plans to buy her apartment and demolish the building where she lives, the
last bastion of its style located on Boa Viagem avenue in Recife, the capital city of Pernambuco.

In this year’s Cannes Film Festival, “Aquarius” is the only Latin American movie among the 20 films in the competition – 13 are European, three from the U.S., two from Asia and also there is a Canadian movie.