Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

Argentina 1987. It is a hot summer day and a long awaited storm is slowly approaching town. Lucia and her sister Elena are alone. Elena’s friends are fighting the heat at the local swimming pool where gossip is the major sport. Elena joins Ignacio, a doctor that twice her age. Lucia, meanwhile, meets Ana, a friend of his sister and together go to the outskirts. The two sisters live an afternoon of initiation. Lucia and Elena are left to their own desires. A desire that begins and ends in that stormy afternoon, and nothing will be the same for them.

Awards & Festivals

In Competition at Rio Gay Film Festival!
Russian Premiere at Moscow Int’l Film Festival!
In competition for Best First Feature at Berlinale 2014!
World Premiere at the Berlinale 2014, in the GENERATION section!
Special Mention for Best Feature Film at Queer Lisboa!


Melisa Romero: Lucia
Florencia Decall: Elena
Sol Zavala: Ana
Guillermo Pfening: Ignacio

Director Bio

Ines María Barrionuevo lives in Córdoba and works with worldwide demands. She already did short films, documentary and TV Series. With her films she has been in many international festivals, such as Locarno and Mar del Plata. ATLANTIDA is her first feature film.

Director Statement

“I'm interested in people and their links, and the fragile moment containing desire. I like to explore that moment in which we are faced with choices and we must take one path or the other. I think desire moves a lot of emotions we can’t even traduce in words, that we can’t understand but with still move on with life. I work in my films about that.”

Cast Bio

Florencia Decall is one of the most young and popular actresses in Cordoba. She started her acting career when she was 8 years old. She stared in three feature films and a lot of shorts films, TV shows and theatre plays. 
Sol Zavala started her career in short films and theatres plays. In 2009, she presented her first play, an adaptation from Guillermo Gonzales, "Dracula". ATLANTIDA is her first feature film.


Director: Ines María Barrionuevo
Screenplay: Ines María Barrionuevo
Director of Photography: Ezequiel Salinas
Production Designer: Carolina Vergara
Editor: Rosario Suárez
Sound: Atilio Sanchez
Post Production Manager: Marino Stacchiola
Production Manager: Natali Córdoba
Associated Producer: Edgard Tenembaum
In Association with: Tu Vas Voir 
Producer: Paola Suárez
Production Company: Germina Films

Original Title: Atlantida / HD / 1.85 / Colour / 88min / 5.1 / Spanish with English subtitles / DCP / Argentina 2014

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