10-10-2008 0:00

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Absurdistan, without water there?s no sex

"If there's no water, there's no sex", that's the motto of the movie Absurdistán, by director Veit Heimer, presentedo at the Film Festival of Catalonia.

The film, based on some real news that the director read in a newspaper, is the story of Absurdistan, a fictitious place in the mountains hit hard by drought. The women in Absurdistan, tired of seeing how their husbands never do anything to solve the problem, decide to apply this motto and reserve sex fro when there's water in the village.

The story of two young people impatiently waiting for the conjunction of planets that will allow them to spend their first night together is the engine of this delicate and delicious fable. Its magical atmosphere and the saturated color photography are reminiscent of the best from Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of movies like Delicatessen and Amélie.

After the film's presentation, director Veit Heimer posed with actors Assun Planas, Heldar Costa and Azelarab Kaghat for the media.

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