Babak Geranfar’s review published on Letterboxd:
It is amazing how a filmmaker can achieve such a huge aesthetic endeavors after his second Film. “Aquarius” is one of the rallying points for today`s embattled left, but eventually everybody will be aware of the film’s timeliness - It doesn't`t feel right, It`s gonna pass!
We can argue that Clara’s fight, and the artistic vision that supports it, has a conservative dimension. Clara represents values that look, in the current climate, decidedly old-fashioned. Envisioned by glamorous - Sonia Braga - Clara is a warrior for aesthetic distinction, for critical thought, for sexual and creative liberty — for things that cannot be bought, sold or indexed (maybe, inspired and inherited by her aunt, passed to her niece`s girlfriend).
One thing is for sure, she is not someone you want to go up against in a fight. she is the cinematic portrayal Dilma.