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'Aquarius' team at Cannes raise Brazil concerns

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 01:42

Brazilian director of 'Aquarius' expresses concern over the situation in his country after the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff last week.. (Rough Cut - no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Brazilian director Kleber Mendonca Filho, whose film "Aquarius" was critically acclaimed at the Cannes festival, and actress Sonia Braga expressed concern on Wednesday (May 18) over the situation in their country after the suspension of the president last week. Interim President Michel Temer was sworn into office after Dilma Rousseff was suspended on Thursday (May 12) by the Senate while she is tried on charges of breaking budget rules. One of Temer's first measures was to eliminate the ministry of culture. On Tuesday, Mendonca Filho and his team staged a protest on the red carpet ahead of the film's premiere. "Aquarius", the story of a 65-year-old woman engaged in a battle with a company that wants to buy her apartment in Recife after it bought off the rest of the building, received critical acclaim after its premiere on Tuesday and is one of 21 films competing for the Palme d'Or.

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'Aquarius' team at Cannes raise Brazil concerns

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 01:42