The Idea of a Lake

Argentina,Switzerland,Qatar/Fiction/2016/82 min In Spanish/ English subtitles/ DCP Format Arab African Premiere

Inés, a professional photographer, decides to complete a book she is working on before she gives birth to her first child. This photography project, related to the memories of her childhood, always brings her back to the same place: the family home in southern Argentina that shaped her youth and forged her character. It also contains the only photo Inès still has of her with her father, before he disappeared as a victim of the military dictatorship. This photo is the starting point of a jigsaw puzzle of fragmentary memories about the relationships Inès had with her mother and her brother.

Milagros Mumenthaler is born in Argentina in 1977. Her family moves to Switzerland where she grew up. At the age of 17, she decides to return to her home country to study film at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, graduating in 2004. In 2000, she makes her first short film ¿Cuándo llega papá?, followed by three more: El patio (2003), Cape Cod (2003) and Amancay (2006). Abrir puertas y ventanas (2011), her first feature film, is supported at the writing stage by the Cannes Festival’s Cinéfondation, and wins the Pardo d’oro at Locarno.

Milagros Mumenthaler

Directed by: Milagros Mumenthaler
Producer: Violeta Bava, David Epiney, Rosa Martínez Rivera, Eugenia Mumenthaler
Script Writer: Milagros Mumenthaler, Based on the book by Guadalupe Gaona, (Pozo de aire)
Photography: Gabriel Sandru
Editor: Gion-Reto Killias
Cast: Crespo , Rosario Bléfari , Malena Moiron