About Über Wasser (On Solid Ground)

by Nanako Tsukidate

Über Wasser tells us the misfortunes of a "mermaid". Jela Hassler’s story is not a fairytale but that of a young woman making her way in a ruthless world. Coming out of the water, she must face different kinds of violence, both psychological and physical. It’s summer in the city and, under the blistering sun, the ground is too dry for her. With her nuanced expressions, her gestures and gazes, the actress Sofia Elena Borsani beautifully conveys the emotions leading up to the explosive finale.