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by Marcela Said


Pancho is a land-owner busy putting up fences and inventing new ways of exterminating hateful carps from his artificial lagoon. Stubborn in such effort, he doesn’t hesitate to go to extreme levels, risking the life of Pedro, his indigenous employee. Family and friends are amused by Pancho’s eccentricity; Mane, one of his daughters, seems to be the only one able to perceive the tension building up with the nearby Mapuche community.

international title: The Summer of Flying Fish
original title: El verano de los peces voladores
country: Chile, France
sales agent: Alpha Violet
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Marcela Said
film run: 95'
release date: FR 23/04/2014
screenplay: Marcela Said, Julio Rojas
cast: Gregory Cohen, Francisca Walker, Roberto Cayuqueo, Bastián Bodenhofer, Guillermo Lorca, Paola Lattus, Emilia Lara
cinematography by: Inti Briones
film editing: Jean De Certeau
art director: Angela Torti
music: Edouard Henriquez, Caroline Chaspoul
producer: Bruno Bettati
production: Cinéma Defacto, Jirafa (CL)
backing: CORFO, FFA, FONDS SUD 2011, Arte Cofinova
distributor: Cinéma Defacto
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