Philippine New Wave / UK premiere

Fable of the Fish (Isda)

  • Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr /
  • Philippines /
  • 2011 /
  • 85 mins

Cherry Pie Picache, Bembol Roco, Anita Linda Rosanna Roces, Angel Aquino, Alan Paule, Evelyn Vargas, Arnold Reyes / Fiction / Tagalog

A heartfelt portrait of a disintegrating marriage, a sweeping view of shanty-town life in the Philippines, but Adolfo Alix Jr’s film will surely be remembered as “that film about a woman who gives birth to a fish.” Astonishingly, Alix treats his absurd central conceit with complete seriousness, which doesn’t prevent some humour inevitably manifesting, but the prevailing tone is tragic and deeply sympathetic.

2012 Archive

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