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Fighting For Our Rights: Kleber Mendonça Filho and Sônia Braga on “Aquarius”

When the Brazilian drama “Aquarius” premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, it received rave reviews for its director, Kleber Mendonça Filho, and sublime leading lady, Sônia Braga. Four years after his acclaimed debut, “Neighboring Sounds,” Filho has crafted another intimate epic about the lives of people in an apartment. Yet one notable difference is that “Aquarius” revolves around a single heroine, Clara (Braga), who refuses to be evicted by an encroaching company with plans to demolish the building.
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