Director Kleber Mendonça Filho
Starring Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos
Veteran Brazilian actress Sônia Braga gives an inspired performance as retired music critic Clara, a woman determined to remain living in her treasured apartment in the face of pressure from property developers to bulldoze the building. A finely observed and sophisticated character study, this film offers acute meditations on ageing, sensuality and the broader social divisions that consume contemporary Brazil.
“It is the duty of people of goodwill to boycott this film” –