EL AGUA

By Elena LOPEZ RIERA

CINEFONDATION - LA RESIDENCE DU FESTIVAL - as PROMO

Drama - Development 2019


    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND, SPAIN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Elena LOPEZ RIERA
    • Synopsis
    • It's summer in a small village in southeastern Spain and a storm threatens to flood the river that runs through the village, which is the most polluted in Europe. Throughout the village this old popular belief, which ensures some women are destined to disappear with each new flood, is repeated like a litany, because they were born with the fate of "water in them". And here, water is still linked to death. Young people try to survive the summer lassitude in the village, by taking drugs, dancing the reggeatton, craving with desire for each other. In this charged atmosphere that precedes the storm, 17 year-old Ana, who dreams of leaving this village that smells of death and 20 year-old José have a carnal love story, until the storm hits and Ana disappears without a trace. Her metallic voice, in a message recorded on whatsapp, resonates over the flooded land like the voice of a ghost. “I am my mother, I am my grandmother, I am this woman from 1850, 1925 and 1978. I too am the water”.