El agua

A feature film project by Elena López Riera

(Work In Progress)


It is summer in a small village in southeastern Spain. A storm threatens to cause the river crossing it, the most polluted in Europe, to overflow again. Throughout the village, this old popular belief is repeated like a litany, ensuring that some women are predestined to disappear with each new flood, because they were born with the fate of «the water inside». And in these lands, water is always linked to death.

The young people try to survive the weariness of a summer in the village. In this electric atmosphere that precedes the storm, Ana who dreams of fleeing this village that stinks of death, and José (20 years old) fall in love, until the storm bursts.

Awards & development supports

Selected at Cinéfondation, residence of Festival de Cannes.

Selected at Ikusmira Berriak, residence of San Sebastian Film Festival.

Ikusmira Berriak Award – REC Grabaketa Estudioa, San Sebastian Film Festival.

Prize for Best Cinéfondation pitching at Cannes Film Festival.

With the support of Media Desk Suisse