Berlinale

Water and Salt (Agua y sal)

Synopsis
Water is represented by a married couple from Buenos Aires who walks down the beaches of Mar del Plata, visits the fishermen pear, takes pictures and goes on a boat tour that ends up with the man in the water almost drowned. Later we will find out they have been trying to get pregnant for a long time but she can’t conceive. The salt is represented by a couple from Mar del Plata, he’s a thirtysome fisherman and she’s a sixteen year old girl. She just told her family they’re going to get married but didn’t mention her pregnancy. Between the two stories, Agua y Sal draws a thin line to separate its two universes while also seems to blend them together one on top of the other, like a sort of holographic overprint in which Rafael Spregelbud plays both male roles. Through this “divided indivisibility” featured in his second feature, Alejo Taube’s wisely ambiguous storytelling addresses the abyss that hides behind crystal clear appearances.


World premiere
Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2010

Key festivals and awards
Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2010
Miami International Film Festival 2011

Water and Salt (Agua y sal)

Argentina, 2010
Director: Alejo Taube
Producers: Ruda Cine (Argentina), Pandora Film (Germany)
German WCF partner: Pandora Film
World sales: Primer Plano Film Group (Argentina)

Funded in the WCF jury meeting in June 2007
Funding amount: 50.000 €

'Agua y sal'