Directed by Dominga Sotomayor
Chile, Argentina | 2014 | 60 min | drama | Spanish
Martin (33) goes on vacation to the Villa Gesell, Argentina, with his girlfriend. They drive his mother’s car not knowing that she didn’t leave them the car’s papers. Although the standstill of the couple’s relationship is in the air, summer days go by lazily in the hostel and on the beach. Then, Martin’s mother arrives with the documents and breaks the couple’s intimacy and exposes Martin’s fragility. Now he is stuck playing the roles of a son and a man in front of the two women. The mother also hides the real purpose of her visit and Martin confronts her about it. In the midst of conflict, a lightning strikes nearby and takes the lives of four young people on holidays. This real event confronts the protagonists’ situation with questions about life and death.
Cast & Crew
Director: Dominga Sotomayor
Screenplay: Lisandro Rodriguez, Vanina Montes, Manuela Martelli, Dominga Sotomayor
Cinematography: Nicolas Ibieta
Editing: Catalina Marín
Cast: Lisandro Rodriguez, Vanina Montes, Andrea Strenitz
Producers: Dominga Sotomayor, Ivan Eibuszyc, Lisandro Rodriguez
Festivals & Awards
Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia
Femcine – Best Film
Las Palmas – Best Actress
Sao Paulo Film Festival
The story that seems to unfold effortlessly teaches a few lessons about making fiction and making cinema.