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El verano de los peces voladores / The Summer of Flying Fish

A film by Marcela Said

Chile/France, Coming of Age/Drama/Comedy, 2013
87 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


Manena is a very determined teenager, and the darling daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacations to a single obsession: the extermination of carp fish that invade his lake. As he resorts to ever more extreme methods over the course of the summer, Manena experiences her first deception in love and discovers a world that silently co-exists alongside her own: that of the Mapuche Indian workers who claim access to these lands… and who stand up to her father. EL VERANO DE LOS PECES VOLADORES had its world premiere at Cannes 2013, and has been honored with the Critics’ Award at the Biarritz Film Festival as well as Third Place for Best First Feature at the Havana Film Festival.

Texas Premiere


About the director

Marcela Said Marcela Said graduated in aesthetics from Catholic University in Chile and received an MA in Media at La Sarbonne. In 1999, she directed her first documentary film, VALPARAÍSO, produced by Les Films d’ici. In 2001, she directed the award-winning documentary I LOVE PINOCHET, produced by Pathe-Doc. Her fourth documentary EL MOCITO premiered at the 2011 Berlinale. THE SUMMER OF THE FLYING FISH is her first fiction feature film.


Producer: Bruno Bettati, Tom Dercourt, Sophie Erbs
Production Companies: Jirafa, Cinéma Defacto
Screenwriter: Marcela Said, Julio Rojas
Cinematographer: Inti Briones
Editor: Jean De Certeau
Sound Design: Olivier Dandré, Nicolas Leroy
Music: Alexander Zekke
Cast: Francisca Walker, Gregory Cohen, Maria Izquierdo, Roberto Cayuqueo

Print Source: Paul Hudson – Outsider Pictures, info@outsiderpictures.us



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