Summer of Flying Fish
Apr 20 - Apr 23
(Marcela Said, Chile/France, 2013, DCP, 87 min)
El verano de los peces voladores
Sunday, Apr 20 at 09:00PM
Wednesday, Apr 23 at 07:00PM
Marcela Said's first foray into scripted narrative filmmaking after a series of award-winning documentaries focusing on Pinochet's regime sees her mining discreet (but no less politically sensitive) material: indigenous versus inherited legacies in Chile.
The Mapuche Conflict is refracted through this film drama that pits a well-off white landowner against his hired, native help. A patriarch attempts to vacation with his family in a lakeside home, immune to a history of territorial claims and the escalation of tension from ancestral neighbors who are surviving off the same land.
This impressionistic and lush drama derives subtle but considerable tension from a teenage daughter's point of view, a character who becomes increasingly sympathetic to realities beyond her bourgeois horizon.
Part of our series Pulsos Latinos: Films from the frontier of Latin American cinema. Read more about new Latino cinema on our screens >
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