Tanta Agua
(So Much Water)

by Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge

Alberto, divorced father, decides to take his children Lucía and Federico on holiday. The three of them set off for the hot springs one stormy morning: it‘s going to be a short vacation so they want to make the most of it. Always enthusiastic, Alberto does not want anything to ruin his plans. But due to bad weather the springs are closed until further notice and they can only sit around the house, with no TV and far away from the swimming pools. Soon enough, as the weather outside gets stickier, everyone becomes increasingly oversensitive and none of Alberto’s attempts seem to satisfy the children, especially Lucía, in her teens and looking for other kinds of entertainment.
The story is based on a true event, a holiday Leti spent with her dad at a place like the one in the film. Holidays that were ruined by the weather.
This story was an excuse, a starting point to talk about a father-daughter relationship.
It mainly has to do with spending so much time together as well as not being able, in such a failure of a holiday, to find distractions. Far from their routines, away from their usual surroundings, they have nothing else to do but being together.

Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge

Color, 2013, 102′
Original Language: Spanish
World Premiere: 63° Berlinale, Germania, 2013

Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge
Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge
Director of Photography
María José Secco
Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge, Yibrán Asuad
Daniel Yafalián
Maximiliano Angelieri
Malú Chouza, Néstor Guzzini, Joaquín Castiglioni
Control Z Films, Bonita Films, Topkapi Films, Komplizen Film

Movie screening
Wednesday October 16 – h 3.30 PM
Sala Fronte del Porto – PORTOastra

Ana Guevara Pose (1980) and Leticia Jorge Romero (1981) became friends when they were students of Communication at the Human Sciences Department of the Universidad Católica del Uruguay. They started writing together and in 2006 made El cuarto del fondo, their first short film, which they also produced under the name of Medio Limón Films. In 2008 they made their second short film Corredores de verano, having by then partnered up with Control Z Films. Both short films were selected by and exhibited at film festivals worldwide. So Much Water is their first feature film.

Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge

Tanta agua (2013)