COMO ARDILLA EN EL AGUA
Told on the basis of stylistic freedom, inventive imagery and using private archives, Como ardilla en el agua addresses issues such as the relationship between mother and daughter (in a film directed and starred precisely by mother and daughter), the impossible standards of beauty imposed on women and the never sufficiently discussed Eating Disorders, a thorny subject bravely told in the first person. Mayte, a mother, finds comfort in sheltering behind a squirrel mask, a story, of private fiction of reconciliation.
Direction: Mayte Gómez Molina y Mayte Molina Romero
Script: Mayte Gómez Molina
Cinematography: Mayte Gómez Molina
Editing: Mayte Gómez Molina
Art director: Mayte Gómez Molina
Music: Miguel Otero
Mayte Gómez Molina was born in Madrid in 1993. After finishing her studies in Audiovisual Communication and a Master’s degree in Artistic Production and Research in Granada, where she grew up, she was a Fulbright scholar (2019-2021) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she also pursued a Master’s degree in Film, Video, New Media and Animation. Her work as a visual and digital artist focuses on the concept of expanded literature, searching for alternative ways of reception for the narrative. Like Squirrel to Water (2022) is her film debut, co-directed by and starring Mayte Molina Romero, her mother.