THE MEMORY OF WATER

LA MEMORIA DEL AGUA

By Matias BIZE

SPAFAX UK - as REP

Drama - Completed 2015

A tragic accident forces the young couple Javier and Amanda to question their lives and their relationship. When a second chance for both of them arises, they realize that the past they share should not be forgotten.

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Stockholm IFF 2015
Latin Visions
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2015
Panorama
Ventana Sur 2015
Latam Screenings
Venice Days 2015
International Premiere
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CHILE, SPAIN, ARGENTINA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Matias BIZE
    • Writer(s)
    • Julio ROJAS, Matias BIZE
    • Producer(s)
    • Adrián SOLAR (CENECA PRODUCCIONES)
    • Synopsis
    • A moment of inattention is all it took to change the lives of Javier and Amanda forever. Lives that are now divided between "before" and "after." How everything was and should have been... Even though it was an accident that neither of them could have prevented. The young couple know that it will take a long time to reach closure on the death of their four-year-old son.
      At home, everything reminds them of their child; their loss has fractured their marriage. Especially Amanda is unable to bear the constant pain and takes the decision to leave Javier and plunge into her work as an interpreter. Javier continues to work as an architect, but begins a lonely descent into casual relationships, sex and work.
      Amanda, meanwhile, returns to something like normality with Marcos, her ex-boyfriend. Yet Javier and Amanda never completely lose contact, and gradually realize that the past they share is one-of-a-kind, a precious memory that should not be forgotten...

      Winding its way through the most intimate chambers of the heart, “The Memory of Water” takes an unflinching look at the gradual disintegration of a family – and ventures into a no-man’s land of emotional turbulence. Leading the exceptional cast is Elena Anaya ("The Skin I Live In", "Sex and Lucia", "Hierro") as Amanda. "The Memory of Water" was directed by one of Latin America's most promising young filmmakers, Matías Bize, whose award-winning films include "Sábado", "En la Cama", "About Crying" and "The Life of Fish".
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