Bolivian-born Marcos Loayza directed this Argentine tale of city-teen Manuel, son of a successful chemical engineer father and a photographer mother. Manuel prefers to sit at his computer, so he protests when his parents tell him to go with his father on a visit to his grandfather, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War.
Manuel spends time talking to his grandfather, but he also explores the winter countryside near a lake, and during his wanderings he meets a young woman who introduces him to sex. He sees his father in a new light after she tells him that his father's chemical company has polluted the lake, causing a death. Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.