Escrito En El Agua (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Family Drama  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Argentina  |  
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Bolivian-born Marcos Loayza directed this Argentine tale of city-teen Manuel, son of a successful chemical engineer father and a photographer mother. Manuel prefers to sit at his computer, so he protests when his parents tell him to go with his father on a visit to his grandfather, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War. Manuel spends time talking to his grandfather, but he also explores the winter countryside near a lake, and during his wanderings he meets a young woman who introduces him to sex. He sees his father in a new light after she tells him that his father's chemical company has polluted the lake, causing a death. Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.

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coming-of-age, computers, death, engineering, grandfather, photography, pollution, sex, sexual-awakening, son, teenagers