The Summer Of Flying Fish
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. 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 stand up to her father.
"Some years ago I visited one of those astounding mansions in the south of Chile. A daughter of the owner told me a story about her father, who tried by all means – even dynamite – to get rid of the fish that had invaded his lake... I seized this metaphor to write a story about a country where inner forces violently contain all social and equity issues beneath an apparently calm surface."
Cast: Francisca Walker, Gregory Cohen, Maria Izquierdo, Roberto Cayuqueo, Bastian Bodenhofer
Screenplay: Marcela Said, Julio Rojas
Director of Photography: Inti Briones
Film Editor: Jean de Certeau
Composer: Alexander Zekke
Production Designer: Angela Torti
Costume Design: Monica Cortes
Sound: Olivier Dandré, Nicolas Leroy
Producer: Bruno Bettati
Co-Producer: Tom Dercourt, Sophie Erbs
Production Company: Jirafa Films
World Sales: Alpha Violet
Director: Marcela Said