SFF22: Wetland (El lodo) 107 mins

4869 SFF22: Wetland

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Sunday, 22 May

Australian premiere
Set in a hostile small rural community where water is drying up and antiquated traditions clash with modern-day sensibilities, Wetland is a high-tension environmental thriller starring Raúl Arévalo (The Europeans, Marshland) and Paz Vega (also in The House of Snails).

As a severe drought punishes the vast expanses of rice fields in eastern Spain, the beautiful natural region of Laguna Blanca is named a Nature Preserve. A prestigious biologist, Ricardo (Arévalo), arrives to protect it. His family is going through tough times, but Ricardo is convinced that a change in scenery will help.

Ricardo’s mission is to hinder the abusive and illegal use that everyone makes of the lagoon. He cannot allow old-fashioned practices to prevail because of the serious damage they pose to the ecosystem. But he receives pressure and threats from the locals, who consider Ricardo a threat to their existence and their livelihood.

A must-see character-driven thriller, in Wetland Arévalo is excellent as a man dangerously trapped in a web of conspiracy and injustice.

NOMINEE – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Costume Design, Berlanga Awards 2021
NOMINEE – Best Film, Mostra de València-Cinema del Mediterrani 2021

“One of the best movies of the year.” Acción Cine

Spanish with English subtitles