The Fish Child

The Fish Child is the cult thriller from award-winning director Lucia Puenzo.

Director: Lucia Puenzo

Stars: Ines Efron, Mariela Vitale, Diego Velázquez

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Celebrated Argentine director Lucía Puenzo (XXY – Cannes’ Crtics’ Week Grand Prize 2007) returns with THE FISH CHILD, a gripping tale of forbidden lesbian romance. Two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime.

Lala, a teenager from the most exclusive suburban neighbourhood in Argentina, is in love with the Guayi, the 20-year-old Payaguayan maid working at her place. They hatch a plan to rob Lala’s family to fund their dream of living together in Paraguay, at the shores of lake Ypoá. While Lala waits to be reunited with her lover in Ypoá, the Guayi is detained in a minors institute in the outskirts of Buenos Aires for a crime she committed long ago. Desperate to be with her girlfriend, Lala hatches a dangerous rescue plan to get her back.

  • "A tense crime thriller"
    -Time Out
  • "A touching and poetic little gem."
    -g3

  • "Deals with taboo subject matters with style and elegance."
    -Aesthetica
Cast: Ines Efron, Mariela Vitale, Diego Velázquez
Director: Lucia Puenzo
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 96