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by Claudia Sainte-Luce


Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers. Despite their differences, the two women bond and Martha manages to win Claudia’s trust, letting her into her peculiar family’s life. But Martha’s health declines quickly, prompting Claudia to take care of her five children, creating with each of them a very deep connection.

international title: The Amazing Cat Fish
original title: Los insólitos peces gato
country: Mexico, France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Claudia Sainte-Luce
film run: 87'
release date: ES 12/06/2015, FR 28/05/2014
screenplay: Claudia Sainte-Luce
cast: Ximena Ayala, Lisa Owen, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén, Andrea Baeza, Alejandro Ramírez Muñóz, Alejandro Ramirez
cinematography by: Agnès Godard
film editing: Santiago Ricci
music: Madame Recamier
production: Cine Canibal, Jaqueca Films/Mexico


main awards/selection

Locarno International Film Festival 2013 Cineasti del presente
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016 

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