THE IDEA OF A LAKE
La idea de un lago (Original title)
feature film by Milagros Mumenthaler, 82', 2016, DCP, color
With Rosario Bléfari, Carla Crespo, Malena Moirón
A free adaptation of Guadalupe Gaona’s photo book: "Pozo de aire"
Inès, 35 years old, is a photographer. She is in an emotionally fragile phase and begins putting together a book of personal poems and photographs. Gradually, the process of bringing a book to fruition becomes a very personal and unfettered exploration of her past: of her relationship with her mother; the role of the family home in the south, which seems to have been frozen in time; and how the absence of her father – who disappeared in 1977 during the dictatorship - influenced all of those years.
Mention Spéciale du Jury au 35ème Festival Internacional del Uruguay, Montevideo.
Mention Spéciale du Jury de la Crítica Internacional del 21 Festival de Cine de Lima PUCP
Milagros Mumenthaler was born in Argentina in 1977. She left this country very early for Switzerland, where she grew up. She directed four short films, selected and awarded in many festivals. In 2011, she directed Abrir puertas y ventanas, her first feature film, which was selected at the Cinéfondation, a residence of the Cannes Film Festival and which received, among others, the Golden Leopard and the Leopard of the Best Actress at the Locarno Film Festival, as well as the Astor de Oro at the Mar del Plata Festival.
His second film,"The idea of a lago" is presented in competition at the Locarno, Busan, San Sebastian and Rotterdam Festivals.
Selection for the International Europe-Latin American coproduction Forum of San Sebastian Film Festival
With the support of l'Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cinéforom, INCAA, Fondation Suissimage, Hubert Bals Fund, Doha Film Institute and ISAT.
WORLD PREMIERE AT FESTIVAL DE LOCARNO 2016 - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL - Horizontes latinos
BUSAN FILM FESTIVAL - Flash Forward
MAR DEL PLATA FESTIVAL - Autores
46th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM
Festival international du film de Rio de Janeiro, Brésil
The Cairo International Film Critics Week, Egypte
Ventana Sur, Buenos Aires
19th Rendezvous Istanbul International Film Festival
Festival de Soleure, Suisse
Pantalla Pinamar 2017, Argentine
35° Festival cinematográfico internacional del Uruguay, Montevideo - Mention spéciale du Jury
Locarno/Los Angeles screenings
SECA - Semana Extraordinaria de Cine Actual , Guatemala
AR - Festival de cine argentino en Lisboa, Lisboa - Portugal
Transatlantyk Festival, Polonia
Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Festival de Cine de Lima, Lima - Perú
Arctic Moving Image and Film Festiva (AMIFF), Harstad - Noruega
Seminci, Festival internacional de Valladolid
Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe. CGAI, La Coruña
Gijon International Film Festival
DISTRIBUTION - CINEMA RELEASES
November 2016: Suisse Romande (Look Now!)
February 2017 : Argentina (Primer Plano)
March 2017: Spain (Numax Distribución)
May 2017: MUBI (SVOD)
June 2017: ISAT Latino
Production: Alina film (Switzerland), Ruda cine (Argentina)
In coproduction with the Radio Tévision Suisse RTS.
Script and direction: Milagros Mumenthaler
Cinematography: Gabriel Sandru
Producer: Violeta Bava, David Epiney, Rosa Martínez Rivero, Eugenia Mumenthaler
Sound: Henri Maïkoff
Editing: Gion-Reto Killias
Production designer: Sebastián Orgambide
Unit production manager: Mariano Hernandez
Location manager: Simone Brosshart
Assistant director: Adriana Vial
Costumes designer: Simona Martínez Ribero
Make-up and Hair: Katrine Zingg
Sound Editing and mix: Etienne Curchod