ACCLAIM

"It’s a reminder that the history of cinema is also a history of male directors working with superb actresses, a truism borne out in AQUARIUS, from the Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho. Sonia Braga (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) stars as a widow and retired music critic whose fight with some developers (they want to evict her) evolves into a stirring look at the intersection of class, history and memory."

—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A career-defining performance by the great Sonia Braga” 

—Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

“And at the center of this emotional maelstrom is the 65-year-old Braga, herself a living legend and bridge to the past. In a long film of many turns, her performance — weathered, proud, sensuous, fragile — captivates and brings us into her world.”

—Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

“AQUARIUS is a film that’s at once gentle and angry, sad and sexy. It’s beautifully anchored by Braga’s lively performance, as detailed and textured as the perfect set design, Barry Lyndon poster and all. An engrossing, intimate character study that manages to encompass plenty of universal truths, AQUARIUS is a look at the end of things that is vibrant and bursting with life.”

—Richard Lawson, VanityFair.com

“Sonia Braga shines” 

—Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

“Sonia Braga stuns in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Quiet Triumph”

—Jessica Kiang, theplaylist

“Sonia Braga gives the performance of her long, storied career in AQUARIUS”

—Mike D’Angelo, AV Club