La idea de un lago

  • 82'
  • Argentina
  • 2016

Inès’s father mysteriously disappeared in 1977. Decades later the 35-year old photographer is busy compiling a monograph on her oeuvre, a project that inexplicably leads her back to her youth during Argentinian dictator Jorge Videla’s regime.
The film opens with her contacting the national forensic lab: can they perhaps help her discover her father’s fate? The last photo of him, taken at the lake near La Angostura, comes to her mind. After that she spent her summers without him in this mountainous region at her family’s vacation home, far from Buenos Aires’ oppressive heat. Cherished memories, such as playing hide and seek, lead to abstract interplays of light in Inès’s imagination. Other flashbacks shed new light on her difficult relationship with her mother.

Director
Milagros Mumenthaler
Countries of production
Argentina, Switzerland, Qatar
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
82'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Idea of a Lake
Language
Spanish
Producers
Violeta Bava / Ruda Cine, Rosa Martínez Rivero / Ruda Cine, David Epiney / Alina Film, Eugenia Mumenthaler / Alina Film
Production Companies
Ruda Cine, Alina Film
Sales
Ruda Cine
Screenplay
Milagros Mumenthaler
Cinematography
Gabriel Sandru
Editor
Gion-Reto Killias
Production Design
Sebastián Orgambide
Sound Design
Etienne Curchod
Cast
Carla Crespo, Rosario Bléfari, Malena Moirón, Juan Bautista Greppi, Juan Barberini, Joaquin Pok
Local Distributor
Hubert Bals Fund
Website
www.rudacine.com.ar