Brazilian movie star Sonia Braga happy to be in Cuba
Coming to Cuba is a dream come true, something I always wanted from my childhood, the renowned Brazilian actress Sonia Braga, special guest to the 38th edition of the Havana Film Festival, told the press.
Although Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez invited me on several occasions, I had never been able to do it because of work, said Braga, who presented Aquarius last Saturday, her most recent film under the direction of Kleber Mendonça Filho.
On this work, one of the 18 feature films competing for the Choral Award at the Festival, she emphasized that it is a metaphor of Brazilian and international resistance, immersed in denouncing the global dynamics that only support rich people.
It is the first time that I find my country so divided, families of radical positions separated; Aquarius speaks about these subjects and particularly my character, Clara, a complex woman with whom I feel identified because she expresses much of what I need to say as a citizen, she noted.
In 2014 Braga received the first Platinum Award of Honor for Ibero-American Cinema and recently she won the Best Actress Award with Aquarius itself, at the Lima Film Festival, in Peru.