Lo interesante de este filme es sobre el personaje que juega a ser objeto de deseo, tanto para hombre como mujer. Es la adolescente que en público es sexualmente abierta, más íntimamente es tímida y virginal. Todo resulta al final una suerte de juego. Tal vez la manipulación, el poder que su sexo (intocable) provoca en los demás. Lo resto no es novedoso.
"Water Lilies" has the same theme as "Spider Lilies" which was both released in the same year, and I wouldn't say it's a coincidence. This film is a vague exploration of the minds of two young girls, one evidently confused and attracted to the other, while the other carefully discovering her sexuality. They are simple, yet misunderstood characters. It's an emotional journey of young hearts and curious minds.
Swapping genuine emotion for surface level coming-of-age-sensuality, Water Lilies took almost 3/4 of it's duration to get moving and then revealed exactly what we already knew. Yes it's about painful lessons learned in youth but we never really get inside any of the characters heads. The absence of any parents and a clunky visual metaphor for friendship at the end only added insult to injury. 2.5 stars
The swimming-pool first representing unbreathing situations, always enclosed into the fake and hard world of the synchronized swimming, turns out to bring some relief at the end of the film, showed in all its large extension for the first time . Marie washing her mouth in the swimming-pool afetr kissing Floriane was one of the strongest and significative scenes.