Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

THE ARCHIMEDES PRINCIPLE
(El Principio de Arqu?medes)

Year: 2004
Country: SPAIN
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 101 minutes

Displacement is the concept here. As one character says, "The world is made up of victims and opportunists." The four main characters rise and fall in relation to each other, one buoyed up as one descends. Sonia is a corporate climber whose domestic life is failing, especially her relationship with husband Andres, an architect. Her friend and sometimes babysitter, Rocio, has a perfect domestic situation ? her unhappy husband Mario cooks, cleans and tends to their child ? but yearns for something more challenging. When Sonia helps Rocio get a position at her company, little does she know there?s not enough room for both of them. When Rocio makes a grab for Sonia?s job, her greed goes further: she reaches for Sonia?s husband as well. It?s not clear that everyone will get what they want, because staying afloat, like the Archimedes Principle, depends on what you?re made of, and the liquid in which you swim.

Screenplay
Bel?n Gopegui

Director
Gerardo Herrero

Producer
Gerardo Herrero

Cinematography
Alfredo Mayo

Editing
Carmen Fr?as

Principal Cast
Marta Belaustegui, Roberto Enriquez, Blanca Oteyza, Alberta Jim?nez, Vicky Pe?a

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