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.