Everyone knows that the tip of the iceberg only shows a fraction of a larger picture. The same applies to the emotions of the teenagers in this subdued coming-of-age film. Its motto is the telling comment by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: ‘Adolescence is like a second birth. In the first a child is born, in the second, a man or a woman. And it's always painful.’
In Iceberg, we follow several teenagers during a cold winter in a small town by the river. Mauri (13) is mourning his father who died in an accident. Rebecca (12) tries to survive during her first year at boarding school and two boys aged 17 and 18 lead an apparently carefree life in a small hut by the river. Little is said in this fragile, beautifully filmed drama, but the feelings of these struggling children are revealing. Sometimes their stories brush against each other, but they are all wrestling with their own demons.

Filmmaker
Gabriel Velázquez
Premiere
International première
Country
Spain
Year
2011
Medium
35mm
Length
84’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Gabriel Velázquez
Production Company
Escorado Produccion
Sales
Escorado Produccion
Writer
Gabriel Velázquez, Blanca Torres
Cinematography
David Azcano
Editor
Manuel García, Gabriel Velázquez, Blanca Torres
Production Design
Arantxa Echevarria
Sound Design
Nacho Royo, José Martínez de San Mateo
Music
Pablo Crespo
Cast
Víctor García, Carolina Morocho
Website
http://gabrielvelazquez.es