One summer morning, a girl drowns in the pool of her house. Her little body stays there until her mother finds it and leaves her other daughter, Cleo, alone in the house for hours. Soon Cleo’s aunt will arrive, with “the cousins”: Leoncia, Manuela and Nerina.
Each girl will be immersed in a particular micro universe; while Cleo, marked by the tragedy of her sister, but unable to express it: her mother is locked in her room, like her aunt, who takes care of her mother’s depression.
That is why Cleo, along with her cousins, will immerse herself in the feminine world of childhood, just as perverse as death itself: the fear of never having kissed, the fear of being alone forever, fear of menstruation “that is like babies that cannot come to the world and die”, a body that no longer belongs to the same person that inhabits it, the change, the irreversible change of maturity.
Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière (19-02-1996) is a 24 year old Argentinian female director. Recently graduated in Film Direction at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. In 2017, with only 21 years of age, she was awarded the first prize of a contest for new filmakers, from the INCAA, the Argentine Film Institute, which supported the making of her debut film,”Mamá, mamá, mamá” (Mama, mama, mama).
In the making of the film, she specifically selected an all female crew and cast. She’s currently wri- ting her next film, a poetry book and studying Nordic languages, such as, Icelandic and German.