Tuesday 24 July 2018 / 7.30pm / The Box / FREE, booking required
2016 | Drama | 18 | 145 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho
Kleber Mendonça Filho's follow up to his audacious 2012 debut, Neighbouring Sounds, shown last year, the Brazilian film critic, turned director, examines human life in urban spaces in his home town of Recife. 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 Avenida Boa Viagem, Recife. All the neighbouring 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.
Brazilica is a unique festival in the UK celebrating Brazilian arts and culture. In July each year, the festival brings artists from the UK , Europe and Brazil to Liverpool.
Throughout the day (Saturday 14th July 2018), bands perform on the Waterfront mainstage followed by the night time carnival parade through the city centre with glittering costumes, floats and the irresistible sounds of samba.
Brazilica film festival will be running from 16th to 30 July 2018 showcasing 8 feature films and documentaries shown in different venues.