Spanish Film Series Presents “The Fish Child”

October 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Tuesday, October 23 @ 7:00 p.m.

THE FISH CHILD (El niño pez)

Lucía Puenzo / 96 min. / 2011

Lala (Inés Efron), in a performance called evocative of early Sissy Spacek and Chloë Sevigny) is the privileged teenage daughter of a powerful judge, and she’s fallen hard for her family’s maid, La Guayi (singer Mariela Vitale, making her feature-film debut). The two women plot to escape Buenos Aires and live together on the remote shores of Paraguay’s Lake Ypoá. Before they can carry out their plan, Lala’s father is murdered and she runs away from home and heads toward Guayi’s village in Paraguay, hoping that her lover will follow. While in Paraguay, she begins to explore Guayi’s troubled past.