María Alché

Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Norway 91 min. min Catalan premiere


It’s summer in the city of Buenos Aires. After the death of her sister Rina, Marcela faces the duel as she faces emptying the family home. Nacho arrives home, a young friend of her daughter, and his presence gives rise to trips and adventures together. One day, Marcela receives a call from a distant relative for a meeting, while at home she maintains dialogues with family members of another dimension.


Female DirectorFirst Feature


María Alché

Director, director of casting, photographer and renowned actress of films such as La niña santa, by Lucrecia Martel, Alché debuts in the direction of feature films (after having filmed shorts such as Gulliver, Noelia and Invierno 3025) with this work that premiered Festival de Locarno and won the Best Film award in Horizontes Latinos in San Sebastian Festival.

Filmography: Familia sumergida (2018), Gulliver (curt, 2015), Noelia (curt, 2012)

María Alché

Film information

Original Title: A Family Submerged
Director: María Alché
Script: María Alché
Contact: Surtsey Films
With: Mercedes Morán, Marcelo Subiotto, Esteban Bigliardi, Diego Velázquez, Laila Maltz
Country: Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Norway
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 91 min. min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2019


Horizontes Award