The Summer Of Flying Fish
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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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."
Marcela Said

tags: Feature film

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

Production Company: Jirafa Films

Co-Producer: Tom Dercourt, Sophie Erbs

World Sales: Alpha Violet

Director: Marcela Said