Director: Kleber Mendonca Filho
Writer: Kleber Mendoca Filho
We’ve been patiently awaiting for the sophomore effort from Brazilian director Kleber Mendonca Filho ever since his excellent 2012 debut, Neighboring Sounds, which premiered at Rotterdam and went on to sweep up a number of awards and nominations during its festival run. He’s been developing two projects at the same time, both with elements of science fiction. While Bacurau will film next, Filho is finally in post-production on Aquarius, which concerns the 65-year-old Clara (Sonia Braga), a retired music writer and critic, widowed and alone in the apartment building Aquarius after her three grown children have moved away. Oh, and she’s mastered the gift of time travel.
Cast: Sonia Braga, Jeff Rosick, Irandhir Santos, Maeve Jinkings
Production Co.: CinemaScopio Producoes, SBS Productions
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (international).
Release Date: Reportedly, Filho has hundreds of hours of footage to edit in post-production, which means he might not be prepared for Cannes—but whenever he’s ready, this will likely be a notable competition title either there or Venice.