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The Fish Child


96 minutes

Lucía Puenzo

Production Year

Short Film


"The Fish Child is an upstairs-downstairs cross-border lesbian love-on-the-run thriller." —SCREEN DAILY

NINE Nominations for Argentina’s Academy Awards!

Celebrated Argentine director Lucia Puenzo (XXY) returns with this gripping tale of forbidden lesbian romance and a crime heist gone wrong. Gifted Argentine actress Ines Efron stars as Lala, a teenager from the most exclusive suburban neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Lala is in love with Ailin, her family’s 20-year-old Paraguayan maid (played by Argentine pop star turned actress, Mariela Vitale, aka Emme). The girls hatch a plan to rob Lala’s family to fund their dream of living together in Paraguay, at the shores of lake Ypoá. But while Lala waits to be reunited with her lover in Ypoá, Ailin is detained in the outskirts of Buenos Aires for a crime she did not commit. Desperate to be with her girlfriend, Lala hatches a dangerous rescue plan to get her back.

A thrilling romantic drama, The Fish Child (El Nino Pez) boasts beautiful cinematography and electrifying performances from its two female leads. The film also co-stars Spanish actor Carlos Bardem (brother of Oscar winner Javier Bardem).

DELUXE EDITION: This deluxe edition also includes a terrific 18-minute bonus extra behind-the-scenes featurette!

[Spanish with English subtitles]

The Fish Child

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