Films: Sonia Braga


  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Brasil
  • 2h 22min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Cast: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos
  • UK release: 24 March 2017

Clara (Braga) is a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, the sole remaining resident of an apartment block by the sea, but a construction company wants to knock it down. Effective, slow-burn drama with a sensational performance from Braga. A rare, rounded, fiery portrair of a middle-aged woman.

Kiss of the Spider Woman

  • 1985
  • US, Brazil
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hector Babenco
  • Cast: Willaim Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga

Two men, a homosexual found guilty of immoral behaviour and a political prisoner share a cell and come to understand and respect one another.