In changing, oceanfront Recife, Brazil, Sonia Braga's 'Clara,' a vibrant, former music critic, is a force to be reckoned with when she defies corrupt real estate developers who are trying to harass her into selling her apartment so they can raze the building and put up a luxury condo tower. AQUARIUS is a portrait of modern Brazilian life in this story that touches on the preservation of history,community and lifestyle, politics, class, racial divides, sexuality, culture, family,the communication between generations and more - all set to a soundtrack that includes artists that range from Queen to Brazilian vocalist Roberto Carlos.
In the 1980s, Sonia Braga was an idol of Brazilian film. Her coolness, her mahogany-colored body and her magnificent black tresses still stir the memory of longtime filmgoers. Now 65, she still has the hair, as Aquarius demonstrates; Braga winds it, unfurls it, tosses it for the camera. Aquarius is a tribute to Braga. It's a Brazilian vacation with a civics lesson on the side. Br... Read More