World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Tanta Agua

Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romero | Uruguay, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands| 2012 | 102'| Spanish | Dutch subtitles
Tanta agua

This warm and humorous coming-of-age story is the first feature-length film by the Uruguayan directors' duo Ana Guevara Pose and Leticia Jorge Romero. They also wrote the screenplay and did the editing. Recently divorced Alberto takes his two children on a short break: ten-year-old Federico and pubescent therefore heavily sulking fourteen-year-old Luca. They head for Salto, a city in eastern Uruguay, famous for its hot springs. Unfortunately, the weather is awful. Once they've reached their destination, the rain starts pouring and just doesn't stop: 'tanta agua...' (so much water). They are forced to spend many hours in their dull motel room. Not before long boredom and annoyances rear their ugly heads. Especially Luca behaves impossibly which only gets worse when she meets a cute guy. Meanwhile Alberto tries very hard to make the best of a bad situation, but he is running out of ideas.

The directors mainly focus on Luca, but in a brutally honest way: she's a great girl, but also snippy, self-centred and manipulative all due to her runaway hormones. Their subtle perspective grants Tanta agua a light, warm tone.

Rialto: Thur 8 aug 19:30
Rialto: Tue 13 aug 21:45