Francesca directors Luciano and Nicolás Onetti will tackle the after-effects of a natural disaster in their latest offering, What The Waters Left Behind (original title: Los Olvidados). Below you can watch the rather awesome trailer, which this week debuted at Cannes coupled with a 10-minute early cut of the film.
Currently in post-production, What The Waters Left Behind was shot in November 2016 in the ruined village of Epecuén in Argentina. The recent press release gives some background to the disaster that flooded the village in 1985, as well as plot details for the film.
“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 10, 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…”
This could well be one to get excited about, especially given its billing as “…a classic slasher roadie along the same lines as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes.”
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)