26.9. - 5.10.2019

Agua Argentina, France 2006 | 89 min | OV | | FF 2006

Verónica Chen

Verónica Chen (*1969) is an up-and-coming director of Argentinian cinema. Her second film Agua, which won several awards including the prize of the ecumenical jury in Locarno, was shown at Filmfest Hamburg in 2006.

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This film possesses the meditative qualities of a quiet ocean and still settles the score with the mercilessness of modern competitive sports. Goyo is 34 and never made it as a pro swimmer. Now he's the trainer of Chino, 20, who wants success. When they take part in a competitive swimming-marathon they not only probe their physicals depths and limits. They also discover each other as friends.
Orig. Title: Agua
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Director: Verónica Chen
Screenplay: Verónica Chen
Cast: Rafael Ferro, Nicolás Mateo, Jimena Amganuzzi, Gloria Carrá
Producer: Verónica Chen,Denis Freyd
Sprachfassung: OV
Camera: Sabine Lancelin, Matías Mesa
Set Designer: Eva Duarte
Cutter: Jacopo Quadri, César D
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
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Production: Bambú, Archipel 35