PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

International premiere

Immersion

Local title
Tundmatu vesi
Title in Russian
Погружение
Original title
Inmersión
Director
Nicolás Postiglione
Country
Chile, Mexico
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
First Feature Competition
Genre
thriller

A middle-class father Ricardo takes his two daughters to their lakeside family house in southern Chile. Out on a yacht one day, they see three young local fishermen waving at them from another boat which is rapidly taking on water. Ricardo refuses to go and help, arguing they look suspicious, much to his older daughter’s exasperation.

Prejudices, fears, and class crashing are the driving engine of a psycho drama that evolves into a tense thriller. Set mostly on a yacht on the water (steady but dynamic, open but confined), looks, attitudes, camera moves, editing decisions and great performances (a special note for the interpretative duel held by Alfredo Castro and Consuelo Carreño, who face each other again after the stunning “Algunas Bestias”) enhance mistrust and discrimination to bring us to a whole cinematic experience.

Based on a few elements, debutant Nicolás Postiglione manages to build up a strong genre piece, which beyond (enjoyable) tension and rush, reveals a key contemporary element (not only in Chilean society): the fear of the other and incapacity of communication.

Javier Garcia Puerto

Director
Nicolás Postiglione
Screenwriter
Agustin Toscano, Moisés Sepulveda, Nicolás Postiglione
Cast
Alfredo Castro, Consuelo Carreño, Michael Silva, Mariela Mignot, Alex Quevedo
Producer
Moisés Sepulveda, Francisco Hervé, Isabel Orellana Guarello, Nicolás San Martín, Alejandro Wise, Juan Bernardo González, Arturo Pereyra
DoP
Sergio Armstrong
Editor
Valeria Hernández, Nicolás Postiglione
Music
Paulo Gallo
Production
Araucaria Cine, Juntos, Primate Lab Producciones, Whisky Films
World sales
Latido
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English, Estonian
Director
Nicolás Postiglione

Nicolas Postiglione (snd 1985, San Francisco) on lõpetanud filmieriala ARCIS ülikoolis 2007. Pärast kooli lõpetamist alustas karjääri filmide ja reklaamfilmide lavastajana, tehes kaastööd erinevatele brändidele ja agentuuridele Tšiilis ja Ladina-Ameerikas. Ta on teinud ka mitu lühifilmi, millest viimane, „Agreeable Damage“, pälvis parima muusika preemia SANFIC festivalil 2020. „Tundmatu vesi“ on tema esimene täispikk film.

Best Film Award, grant of 5000 euros from National Geographic

Screenings

Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening120203 / Tundmatu vesi
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsNicolás Postiglione - Director
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Hall Electric Cinema
Screening142204 / Tundmatu vesi
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening170405 / Tundmatu vesi
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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