The world premiere of the film was in SITGES on October 11th where the Directors won the “BEST PROMISING DIRECTORS” Award.
Other official selections and awards: “BEST FILM” (Obscura Berlín), “SPECIAL MENTION” (Mórbido, Mexico), “BEST DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY” (Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre, Argentina), “BEST ACTRESS” (Montevideo Fantástico, Uruguay), BIFFF (Belgium), BIFAN (Korea), ABERTOIR (Wales), NIGHT VISIONS (Finland), MOLINS DE REI (Spain), TELLURIDE (U.S.), MAR DEL PLATA (Argentina), LA HABANA (Cuba), HORRORANT (Greece), BLOOD WINDOW PINAMAR (Argentina), CINE TERROR VALDIVIA (Chile), SANT CUGAT FANTASTIC (Spain).
“WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND” was acquired for distribution in Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, Taiwan and Latin America.
Epecuén was one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Thousands of people concurred, attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters. On November 10th 1985, a huge volume of water broke the protecting embankment and the village was submerged under ten meters of salt water. Epecuén disappeared. Thirty years later, the waters receded and the ruins of Epecuén emerged exposing a bleak and deserted landscape. The residents never returned.
The plot revolves around a group of young people that take a trip to the ruins in order to film a documentary about Epecuén. Ignoring the warnings, and after a brief tour, they get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realize that they are really not alone…
CAST: MIRTA BUSNELLI, GUSTAVO GARZON, AGUSTIN PARDELLA, VICTORIA MAURETTE, VICTORIO D`ALESSANDRO, DAMIAN DREIZIK, PAULA BRASCA, PAULA SARTOR, CHUCHO FERNANDEZ, GERMAN BAUDINO, EVAN LEED, TAMARA GARZON
Directors: Luciano and Nicolás Onetti
Script: Carlos Goitia, Nicolás Onetti and Luciano Onetti
Producer: Nicolás Onetti
Executive Producers: Michael Kraetzer, Mariano Oliveros, Fernanda Goitia, Diego Savignano
Associate Producers: Pablo Guisa Koestinger, Laura Sanchez Acosta, María Paula Ríos, Valeria Bistagnino
Production Company: Black Mandala Films, Rusty Robot and Onetti Brothers Productions
Director of Photography: Facundo Nuble
Art Director: Sebastián Del Prado
Costume Designer: Carolina Barbie Cichetto
Editor: Luciano Onetti
Music by: Luciano Onetti