Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story ...
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A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Iremar works at the "Vaquejadas", a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It's dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is... See full summary »
Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.
Aquarius was again embroiled in controversy after critic Marcos Petrucelli, who was part of the special selection committee in charge of choosing Brazil's submission for the 2017's foreign-language Oscar race, made biased remarks on social media about director Kleber Mendonça Filho's politics - which was viewed as an attempt to keep the film from potentially representing the country at the ceremony. This resulted in an outrage where some resigned from the selection committee and directors withdrew their films from the submission process in protest to local politics interfering with the ability to fairly choose its candidate, such as Gabriel Mascaro (Boi Neon (2015)), Anna Muylaert (Mãe Só Há Uma (2016)) and Aly Muritiba (Para Minha Amada Morta (2015)). Brazil's Ministry of Culture remained silent about the matter and shortly after, the still unseen Pequeno Segredo (2016) was officially announced as the country submission to the 2017 Oscars, chosen among 16 other candidates. See more »
So when you like it, it's vintage; when you don't like it, it's old. Is that right? You guys don't know what it's like to feel crazy without being crazy and that the madness is out there, don't you? Another thing that's really crazy around here is that we're talking about money.
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It is a good movie, mostly simple and cliché, bordering on a bit mediocre (why not?), but it is a good production and I hope I get my opinion respected, because I know there are better movies with a similar theme, wonderful titles by the way (even in Brazilian cinema) :) The cast is very good (at most), and so are the scenarios. The music are very well chosen and live up to a good movie, and even improve their value The way the story unfolds is somewhat interesting, but it is not innovative at all. It is more of the same, but there is a good work accomplished, even if it is a formula already well-known in the cinema. The only thing that gets me disappointed about the movie is the way it has garnered the resources to be produced. Anyway, is an interesting movie. If you have nothing more important to do, and you are open mind for good vibrations and a nice story, so this movie worth watching.
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