Milagros MUMENTHALER (1977, Argentina) grew up in Switzerland. At the age of 19 she returned to Buenos Aires, where she was educated in filmmaking at the Universidad del Cine. Her feature film debut, Back to Stay (2011), was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. The Idea of a Lake (2017) is her second feature film.
A que hora llega papá? (2000, short), Cape Cod (2003, short), El patio/The Patio (2004, short), Amancay (2007, short), Abrir puertas y ventanas/Back to Stay (2011), Menuet (2012, short), La idea de un lago/The Idea of a Lake (2017)
Milagros Mumenthaler at IFFR
Abrir puertas y ventanas
Set during a hot late summer, Mumenthaler’s debut follows the sisters Marina, Sofia and Violeta, who come to terms with the death of their grandmother as they lounge about, quarrel and cuddle. Between these sob sessions in Grandma’s house, the young women test each other’s boundaries. Winner of the Golden Leopard in Locarno.
La idea de un lago
Milagros Mumenthaler returns with a playful family drama set amongst stunning Argentinian mountains. Photographer Inès is pregnant and wants to find out about her father, who disappeared. She only has a single, old photograph of him. Dreamy fantasy elements are expertly interwoven with her reconnaissance of intimacy and undisclosed history.