The distribution company Film Movement has acquired the U.S. rights for the Uruguayan-German-Mexican co-production film Tanta agua / So Much Water (pictured), the debut feature film by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section last February and it had its U.S. premiere last month at the Miami International Film Festival where it won the Grand Prize and Best Screenplay awards.
The film tells the story of Lucia, a 14-year-old girl whose parents are divorced; she and her brother live with their mother. Their father Alberto, a chiropractor, only sees his kids occasionally. He rents a cabin at the hot springs. The holiday is going to be short and it looks as if it's about to rain. Their hearts sink on arrival. It's forbidden to use the pools because of an electric storm. Alberto tries to keep them amused and make good of their disastrous family break, but the harder he tries the worse it gets.
The distribution deal was negotiated by Film Movement’s Rebeca Conget with Virginie Devesa of Alpha Violet, with plans for a release later this year. Film Movement is a New York-based distribution company who has the U.S. rights for the Argentinean film Infancia Clandestina / Clandestine Childhood, the Colombian film La Sirga and the Mexican film Alamar, among other Latin American titles.