Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

New Cinema from Latin America: El niño pez [The Fish Child]

April 10th, 2013
7:00PM

Location
Jones Hall 102

El niño pez [The Fish Child]
Lucía Puenzo / 96 min / 2011 / Argentina, Spain, France

Lala (Inés Efron, in a performance called evocative of early Sissy Spacek and Chloë Sevigny) is the privileged teenage daughter of a powerful judge, and she’s fallen for her family’s maid, La Guayi (singer Marila Vitale, making her feature-film debut). The two women plot to escape Buenos Aires and live together on the remote shores of Paraguay’s Lake Ypoá. Before they can carry out their plan, Lala’s father is murdered and she runs away from home and heads toward Guayi’s village in Paraguay, hoping that her lover will follow. While in Paraguay, she begins to explore Guayi’s troubled past.

Trailer

This series is sponsored by the Tulane University Film Studies Program’s Silverstein Fund, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States’ Universities.

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