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NoBudge is a streaming platform for young & emerging filmmakers. We present a new, hand-picked film every day, along with a director interview. Our wide-ranging program is equal parts drama, comedy, and experimental film, as well as animation, documentary, sketch, web series and dance/music video.
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Between parties and dips in the river, Lou abandons herself to roam freely through the summer. “Eau Vive (Whitewater),” directed by the Swiss filmmaker Lucia Martinez Garcia, is a poetic snapshot attuned to the spaces and dispositions of a certain type of youth. In a dark room, Lou watches pornography until her boyfriend comes home. Later, she takes a bath with a friend. Under a bridge, a group of boys discuss a live sex show. The film patiently drifts from small encounter to the next, observing intimate moments between friends with sensory detail. A lovely undulating current is the editing mode, and the storytelling shows little interest in plot but plenty of interest in atmosphere and verisimilitude. -KA. Directed by Lucia Martinez Garcia. Director of photography: Augustin Losserand. Producer: Offshore Productions. Sound: Pierre-Nicolas Blandin. First assistant: Camille Vanoye. Production assistant: Yvan Alvarez – Renfort. Production assistant: Camille Dumond, Hugo Baud. Lighting assistant: Patrick Muroni. Sound assistant: Arthur Miserez. Graphic design: Laetitia Troilo. Cast: Lou Cohen, Ismaël Taha, Léo Chalié, Hugo Baud, Hugo Radi, Arthur Jaquier, Livio Sabuco Roux, Abimael Ouedraogo, Bruno Jacot.