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El verano de los peces voladores

Fortnight 2013, Feature film, 1h27


Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic experiences and hearbreak – and discovers a silent world in the shadow of her own : that of the Mapuche Indians who demand access to the land and clash with her father.


Marcela Said

Marcela Said was born in Santiago, Chile. In 1995 she graduated from the Catholic University of Santiago with a degree in Aesthetics. In 1998, she got a master in Media & Language at La Sorbonne University. After four documentary films, including El mocito, selected at the Berlinale Forum in 2011, she directs with The Summer of Flying Fish her first feature-length fiction.

Bastian Bodenhofer
Francisca Walker
Gregory Cohen
Guillermo Lorca
Maria Izquierdo
Roberto Cayuqueo

Marcela Said, Julio Rojas

Inti Briones

Manuel Robles

Jean De Certeau

Alexander Zekke

Set decoration
Angela Torti

Production :
Jirafa Films
Perez Rosales 787 of. A
5110652 Valdivia – Chili
Tél : +56 63 213 556

Coproduction :
Cinéma Defacto (France)

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Title in Original Version : The Summer of Flying Fish