The Summer of Flying Fish

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    The Summer of Flying Fish

    El verano de los peces voladores

    Directed by

    Chile, France

    2013

    87 min

    • Spanish

    Comedy drama

    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.

    Awards

    • Best Director, Best Cinematography - RiverRun IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Francisca Walker
    Gregory Cohen
    María Izquierdo
    Guillermo Lorca
    Roberto Cayuqueo
    Bastián Bodenhöfer
    Emilia Lara
    Screenplay
    Marcela Said
    Julio Rojas
    Cinematography
    Inti Briones
    Editing
    Jean de Certeau
    Music
    Alexander Zekke
    Production
    CINEMA DEFACTO
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET

    Press

    ...a challenging fiction/nonfiction hybrid that’s stylistically neither fish nor fowl.

    Peter Debruge, Variety

    Marcela Said

    Marcela Said

    Chile

    I switched from documentary to fiction because I wanted to have more freedom... I wanted to shoot what's invisible, atmospherical... the tension.

    Marcela Said graduated in aesthetics from Catholic University in Chile and got a master degrée in Médias at Paris IV La Sorbonne. In 1999 she directs her first documentary, VALPARAISO, produced by Les Films D'Ici, and in 2001, the award-winning documentary I LOVE PINOCHET, produced by Pathe-Doc. In 2006, her documentary OPUS-DEI, co-directed with Jean de Certeau, was broadcasted all around the world. Her fourth documentary EL MOCITO premiered at the Berlin IFF. THE SUMMER OF FLYING FISH is her first fiction feature film. Her film LOS PERROS had its world premiere in competition at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography