So Much Water
EXEC PROD Agustina Chiarino
PRODS Agustina Chiarino, Fernando Epstein
SCR Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romera
CAM María José Secco
EDS Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romera, Yibrán Asuad
PROD DES Nicole Davrieux
MUS Maximiliano Angelieri
PROD CO Control Z Films / Bonita Films / Topkapi Flms / Komplizen Film
Funny, emotionally honest and brilliantly acted by all involved, So Much Water is a superior coming-of-age story that marks the debut of Ana Guevara Pose and Leticia Jorge Romera, two filmmakers from Montevideo who remember exactly what it was like to be a girl on the verge of womanhood.
Lucía (Malú Chouza, perfect) is a typical 14-year-old in that she wants as little to do with her parents as possible. This goal is pretty much unachievable given that she’s stuck in the car with dad Alberto (Néstor Guzzin, hilarious and touching) who’s determined to make up for his too-rare appearances in her life by taking her and little brother Federico (Joaquín Castiglioni) on a vacation to Uruguay’s splendid northwest. As they leave town, the rain begins… and continues for the duration of their holiday. For Lucía, their tiny "vacation home" at a riverside "resort" starts to resemble a cramped and overcrowded prison.
Pose and Romera display a disarmingly light touch that allows the comedy and sentiment—this is, after all, a family that does actually love each other—to emerge gracefully and honestly from the situations. When dad and Lucía collude in the theft of a pair of sunglasses from a convenience store, or when Lucía reverts to girlhood ways while racing her brother down the street, the film sparkles with humanity. The very cool synth-pop score is is an added delight.