Berlinale

A Family Submerged (Familia sumergida)

Synopsis (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
It’s summertime in Buenos Aires,and Marcela’s sister has passed away suddenly. As Marcela grieves, she must also face the painful process of purging her sister’s apartment of possessions, photographs and family heirlooms. When her daughter’s young friend Nacho offers to help her, she finds unexpected comfort and their relationship develops as they go on road trips and adventures together. During these difficult and confusing days, Marcela’s past and present become intertwined and she begins to question her sense of self, as the imminence of everyday life closes in.

Director's note
They say we are born into other people’s words, lines, plans – and that when we leave this world, we will remain in the words that come after us. This film is a query into the continuous cycle in which we exist, we are complemented, and we become something else.

World premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2018, Concorso Cineasti del presente

Key festivals and awards
Horizontes Award, San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018

ARGENTINA, 2018
Director: Maria Alché
Producers: Pasto Cine (Argentina), Bubbles Project (Brazil), Pandora Film Produktion (Germany), 4 1/2 (Norway)
German distributor: Cine Global
World sales: Visit Films (USA)
Theatrical release in Germany: August 1, 2019


Funded in May 2019
Funding amount: 6.000 €