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<i>El Niño Pez (The Fish Child)</i>. 2009. Argentina/Spain/France. Directed by Lucía Puenzo
  • The Fish Child

    2009. Argentina/Spain/France. Lucía Puenzo. 96 min.

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Fish Child

    2009. Argentina/Spain/France. Directed by Lucía Puenzo. Based on the novel by Puenzo. With Inés Efron, Emme, Pep Munné. Lala, a teenager from the most exclusive suburban neighborhood of Buenos Aires, is in love with Guayi, her 20-year old Paraguayan maid. They dream of living together in Paraguay, on the shores of lake Ypoá. When Lala’s father is murdered, it hastens the girls' plans and threatens to uncover their secrets. Part murder plot, part heroic escape tale, and all forbidden love story, the narrative is bound together by the legend of the fish child, who guides the drowned to the bottom of the lake. Recapturing the distinctive voice and rhythm she established with her first film, XXY, Puenzo manipulates the rules of genre cinema to make a high-speed thriller that shies away from moral judgment. In Spanish; English subtitles. 96 min.

In the Film exhibition Iberoamérican Images

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