Rosebud / UK premiere

El Niño Pez

  • Lucia Puenzo /
  • Argentina, Spain, France /
  • 2009 /
  • 96 mins

Inés Efrón, Mariela Vitale, Pep Munné, Arnaldo André, Carlos Bardem, Sandra Guida, Diego Velazquez / Fiction / Spanish

A gutsy, mysterious thriller from the director of XXY (EIFF 2007).

Screening with Fuera de Control
Sophía Carrillo | Mexico | 2008 | 12 min

Wealthy teenager Lala (XXY’s Ines Efron) is in love, but it’s safe to say her parents won’t approve of her choice: the object of her affections is the family’s feisty young Paraguayan housemaid, Ailin (Mariela Vitale). Based upon Puenzo’s own novel, this twisty and atmospheric tale takes the two girls from the realm of blissful romantic fantasy into an all-too-real world of crime, violence and sexual jealousy.

Screening with:

Fuera de Control
  • Sophía Carrillo /
  • Mexico /
  • 2008 /
  • 11 mins

2009 Archive

Image from El Niño Pez

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  • #1 Paul Laird / Tuesday 23 June, 2009 / 19:53 GMT

    If I told you that this film contained just some of the following; teenage lesbians, a paedophile housemade, corrupt policemen, murder, robbery, false imprisonment, a loyal dog AND a magical fish boy who lives underwater then you would tell me that I was dreaming.

    But I was not dreaming...although I did fall asleep.

    El Nino Pez contains all of those things and still manages to be duller than an evening with me cataloguing my Morrissey records. Honestly.

    However while it may been dull you did get some beautiful cinematography, solid performances and an idea for a really good film...maybe for once the remake will be better?

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