SUNDANCE 2020 FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! There is an extraordinary amount of films about rich people and their “problems.” I won’t go into naming names, but you have to admit that it’s true. At first glance, Veronica Chen’s film High Tide (or Marea Alta) seems to be another one to add to the list, and on its surface, it is. Gloria Carra plays well-to-do children’s book editor, Laura. Like a lot of wealthy people, she and her husband own a house by the beach.
“…they throw an all-out party that leaves the outside of Laura’s house a complete wreck.”
She sleeps with the foreman of a construction project on her property, Weisman (Jorge Sesan), and it’s not too long before she realizes that it was a mistake. The day after it happens, Weisman’s employees, Toto (Cristian Salguero) and Hueso (Hector Bordoni), seemingly lose all respect they may have had for her. Not to mention Weisman pretty much disappears and leaves Toto and Hueso to do all the work in his stead.
While Weisman is away, Laura tries to contact him countless times, and he never picks up the phone. Toto and Hueso take full license to do things that most workers don’t do. They go into the house and use Laura’s bathroom, they break dishes, and in one case, they throw an all-out party that leaves the outside of Laura’s house a complete wreck.