El niño pez/The Fish Child
Lala, teen daughter of a powerful judge, has fallen hard for her family’s maid, La Guayi. As they plot to escape Buenos Aires for remote Paraguayan shores, a churning maelstrom of events including theft, murder and imprisonment threatens to swamp the two girls in love.
“Likened to a bold Argentine Thelma and Louise, Lucía Puenzo's follow-up to her multiple award-winning XXY wraps a passionate love story in the arms of a pulsating thriller. Puenzo adapts her own novel of the same name with precision, beautifully aligning the content with its new form. This compelling, gritty, and involved love story is ambitious work and asserts Puenzo as a rising talent.” – Tribeca Film
(Lucía Puenzo, 2011, Argentina, Spain, France; in Spanish and Guarani with English subtitles, digitial, 96 min)
Viajes: New Cinema from Spain and Latin America
October 18 - November 15, 2012
For the first time, the FSC and the Center for Latin American Studies collaborate with The Spanish Film Club to present a series of contemporary films from Latin America and Spain. This fall, head over to the Logan Center Screening Room to discover eye-opening new films from Brazil, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain and Argentina.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States' Universities.