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By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

The way I see it, I belong to the film as any other department.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

I live in New York, and Clara lives in Recife. The character is Brazilian, and as I read the script, I felt like Kleber [Mendonca] had been spying on me in order to create this role [in Aquarius]. Clara and I have different backgrounds. I come from an intuitive world, and she's an academic, but when we got together, we really became one. There are many times when I'm watching the film where Clara will say something, and I will find myself agreeing with her. It was the first time that I had this weird sensation that the character I played is so me, but yet it's so her.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

To be naked or even making love in a scene to me is very important if this is a movie about a couple or sensuality. It's a sort of moralism to think that this shouldn't be seen in the film.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

The reaction I got from Sônia [Braga] in less than 48 hours after I sent her the script [Aquarius] was so genuine that it left me stunned. Often when you show people scripts, you get polite, absent-minded reactions, as well as exclamations of "What the f - k is this?".

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

Ultimately, you just have to do what feels right for the film. It really helps when you have great collaborators like my editor, Eduardo Serrano, who kept telling me various scenes should be longer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

Sex appeal is in your heart and head. I'll be sexy no matter how old or how my body changes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

It makes sense that somebody told you that you made the film from your perspective as a father.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

It's a great role for any age. Any actress wishes they would find a screenplay that means as much to them as "Aquarius" meant to me, as a person and a citizen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

In Brazil, there is a fear and a denial of our past. Downtown Rio used to display the history of colonialism in Brazil. They had beautiful buildings and theaters, and there was a bakery that was threatened to be demolished, but people insisted against it. They laid down in front of it and said, "You're going to have to go over my body to destroy it." It frustrates me when I see people on Facebook posing in front of old buildings while on vacation, because they could've posed in front of equally beautiful buildings at home in Rio.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

You see all these old buildings [in Rio] going down or catching fire overnight, and it is so sad. I am very connected with these buildings because they are our history. It is the only one that we have.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

The film [Aquarius" ] is very, very successful. We had the highest per-screen average of last week's releases.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

A reporter told me it is very rare to see a woman of my age in the movies. Right! In the movies! But they have been for so long in very serious and important positions in life: scientists, prime ministers, candidates to be the president.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

I keep boxes filled with recuerdos - little memories that are in the form of pictures and events that I've written down. It's funny that I chose to write them in Spanish rather than English or Portuguese.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

It's so sad to me [see the director's versions of films] because it shows how the filmmaker never got to make the film he had originally envisioned. You watch it and go, "Oh my god, he had to cut that scene! I can't believe it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

I have two kids now and through watching them, I keep having flashbacks to my own childhood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

If you take away money, if you take away the houses and things, who are we really? What is love really about? What is it to love each other? Why do we stay together, and why do all the kids split? All these questions I have really deep inside of me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

We can bring to characters dark and bright sides that nobody even dreams about.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

You can keep yourself alive. That's the magic of being an actor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

I didn't want to overstate anything, but at the same time, the scene expands on some of the themes in the film [ "Aquarius"].

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

When I wrote the script [of "Aquarius"], it seemed to hold people's interest.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

Of course, I was a little concerned about it being over two hours [in "Aquarius" ]. "Neighboring Sounds" was two hours and eleven minutes. This is two hours and twenty-five minutes, and I did try bringing it down. For instance, I considered cutting out the sequence with the family looking at pictures.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

And getting older, what's happening is, I play only mothers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

I just realized the other day that Clara [in Aquarius] and I are now going to be apart year by year. She's still 65, and I'm 66 now. When you make a movie, it preserves you at a certain age, and it's so wonderful that Clara has preserved me at 65. People are talking about her age in a way that is positive and respectful, which is so wonderful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

I like visual arts, and what I love doing is participating in the making of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

I grew up in a very open-minded family. My father died when I was very little, so my mother was really, really incredibly busy trying to provide for us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

Nobody who comes out of the movie [Aquarius] focuses on those [sexual] scenes, because they are not the heart of the film. They are a consequence of the story, but I don't remember hearing audiences talking about them afterward. They came out discussing themes of resistance, history and memory. They're talking about the beauty of the self and how it can become demolished.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

When Sônia [Braga] talked about the script in detail, it was as if she had seen the film [Aquarius] last night, even though it hadn't existed yet. It was a completely bulls - t-less reaction, so I knew it had to be her, and she has been great ever since.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

Sônia Braga reacted in a beautiful way to the draft I sent her, so we just made the film ["Aquarius"] as I had written it. Emilie [Lesclaux], my wife and producer, told me, "This is not a two-hour film. This is going to be longer." And I said, "Well, let's try and make it work, whatever length it is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

["Aquarius"] it had a bit of a rocky arrival in cinemas because we were given the 18+ rating, which did not make any sense in terms of the Brazilian rating system for a film like this.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

When I saw that scene [in ocean from the Aquarius] for the first time, it blew me away. It caused me to reflect on my age, my history and all that I've been through in Brazil. Having been away from Brazil for so long, while not speaking in my own tongue, when I saw that image, I felt like I was taking my first deep breath after nearly suffocating to death. It was like the plastic had been removed from my head. Even if this breath turned out to be my last, at least I got to have this one moment of release. At least I got this one chance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

Women at my age they are making love, they are feeling sensual, they flirt, they have boyfriends, they have a sexual life. They are just not being represented in the movies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

When you actually see it, it is quite strong, but there's nothing really pornographic about it. They are high-impact yet very short moments of sexuality, which makes it very confusing for the censors. If censors were merely human beings who watch a film ["Aquarius"] and come out with a conclusion about what they saw, then there wouldn't be a problem.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

I think of a movie as a human body. You can feel the pump of the heart and the blood going through the veins when you watch that scene.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

I think anybody who was ever saddened by a movie theater closing would be able to understand this film [Aquarius].

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

People have reacted to the length of "Aquarius" in very positive ways. For example, at the beginning, you have people in a car on the beach at night. One character says, "I'm going to play you this great track." She pushes in a cassette tape, and they listen to about 45 seconds of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust." You can actually see the pleasure registering on their faces, but it takes time, and audiences have appreciated that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

When I talk to [my kids], I remember my father talking to me, so it's understandable that I would make a film like "Aquarius." A very good friend of mine saw the film, and she said it was clear that it had been made by someone who had just become a father.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

The movie [Aquarius] is about love, ultimately, and it was made with love. There were a lot of parents in the crew, and they were the best crew I had ever worked with. Everybody knew the construction of each scene, and were completely invested in every shooting day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

I think the relationship [in Aquarius] with her nephew shows that she's not nostalgic. She just wants to preserve what is important to her - her records, her books, even some furniture. She doesn't want to leave that house because it is her home. That is where her kids were born. After moving so much in my life, I was touched by Clara's need to stay in that apartment. I love her life, and that may be why I connected to her so strongly. We are the most alike when we are fighting for our rights.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

The rating [of "Aquarius"] was eventually brought down to 16 after the third appeal. Everything blew up after the second appeal because the press picked it up and spurred suspicions of persecution.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

We did receive some questions about the film's [Aquarius] sexuality in Cannes, but they came from the press rather than audiences.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

When was it that people decided as a society that your body is in one place and your sexuality in another place, something like a hat, or a coat, that when you leave home you hang it and when you come back home you say, "Ah! Let's wear my sexuality! I might wear it tonight"? It is something that belongs to your body.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

It's like I'm stuck in a time bubble. Memories keep coming back, and of course, memories are a huge part of literature and cinema, from "Stand by Me" to "Blade Runner.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

I'm scared of rehearsals, I'm scared of doing all this because I don't feel like I'm an actress.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

The ruins of classic movie theaters are a personal obsession of mine, and I've made a couple of documentaries about it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sonia Braga

Today we find many actors, they are Latin, they are Hispanic, they are living in the Unites States, they are American, but very rarely you find them in a lead role.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

I just hope the film [Aquarius] doesn't feel overly nostalgic because too much nostalgia for me leads to depression. I think Clara is very pragmatic.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sonia Braga

I think the film [Aquarius] comes from that original feeling I had 18 years ago, when I was in a São Paulo supermarket. I was in line to pay for something, and when I looked up, I saw the little windows of a projection booth. That's when I realized the supermarket used to be a movie theater. They didn't even bother to change the walls. Years ago, "The Sound of Music" could've been playing in that space.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

It always surprises me when I see the director's versions of films released separately, long after the film's theatrical run.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sonia Braga

Everybody else is going to react differently to the film [Aquarius], but what I love about it is that both men and women are going to react to it because they will find themselves represented.