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The Water at the End of the World  {El aqua del fin del mundo}

The Water at the End of the World
El aqua del fin del mundo

Argentina, 2010, 84 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Womens Issues
Programs: Argonaut Wine & Film Series, Contemporary World Cinema, Women + Film
Language: Spanish English Subtitles

DIRECTOR: Paula Siero
Editor: Leandro Aste
Screenwriter: Paula Siero, Nora Mazzitelli
Cinematographer: Daniel Ortega
Principal Cast: Guadalupe Docampo, Diana Lamas, Facundo Arana, Graciela Stefani, Mario Alarcon

Sisters in their twenties, Laura and Adriana live together in a dingy Buenos Aires apartment. When Adriana is diagnosed with a terminal illness that gives her only weeks to live, she makes a final request of her sister, namely that she travel with her to the literal end of the earth—Ushuaia, at the southern tip of Argentina. The problem is that the paltry income Laura earns by working at a pizzeria isn’t enough to pay for the trip. Then she hooks up with Martín, an alcoholic accordion player (played by Argentine soap star Facundo Arana, in a breakout role), and the two embark on an intense liaison while scheming to raise funds for the voyage—until, that is, Martín develops an attraction to Laura’s dying sister.

Argentine model/actress-turned-director Paula Siero makes her feature film debut with this heartfelt drama, whose characters are raw, earnest, and stripped down in contrast to the complexity of the plot. Both humorous and sad, The Water at the End of the World takes viewers on a journey of their own—into the complicated world of two sisters embracing life even as they face death.

Sponsored by Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Barbara Bridges, Caz Matthews

In cooperation with Casa Argentina de Colorado, Buenos Aires Pizzeria

(Unsubtitled trailer)

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