"...cult status beckons." Peter Bradshaw
This beguiling first of a two-part genre-fluid mystery from auteur Laura Citarella (Ostende) follows the unravelling of revelations following the vanishing of a woman in Argentina.
Trenque Lauquen (‘round lake’) is a town in the Pampas grasslands of Argentina where a woman, a botanist called Laura (Laura Paredes) has gone missing. Two men – boyfriend Rafa (Rafael Spregelburd) and colleague Ezequiel (Ezequiel Pierri) – are looking for her.
But as the film takes various forking paths, we learn that Laura has also embarked on an investigation of her own. This intrigue involves love letters found in library books, the hunt for a rare plant species and the suggestion of a Loch Ness monster-type creature lurking in a lake...