Berlinale

The Amazing Catfish

Synopsis (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
22-year-old Claudia lives alone in Guadalajara. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with signs of appendicitis. There she meets Martha, lying on the bed next to her. In spite of her illness, 46-year-old Martha has four children and an endless lust for life. Moved by the lonely young woman, Martha invites Claudia to come and live with her when she leaves the hospital.
At first, Claudia is bewildered by the somewhat chaotic organisation of the household, but soon she finds her place in the tribe. And while Martha grows weaker, Claudia’s bond with each member of the family gets stronger day by day.


Weltpremiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2013 (Filmmakers of the Present)

Festivals und Preise (Auswahl)
Junior Jury Award, Locarno International Film Festival 2013
Prize of the International Critics, Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Silver Ariel, Ariel Awards Mexico 2014
Best Film, Baja International Film Festival 2013
Special Jury Award, Gijón International Film Festival 2013
Grand Coral-Second Prize, Havana Film Festival 2013
Best Ibero-American Film, Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2013
Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2013

Deutscher Kinostart
10. Juli 2014

Mexiko 2013
Regie: Claudia Sainte-Luce
Produktion: Jaqueca Films (Mexiko), Canibal Networks (Mexiko), Good Lap Production (Frankreich)
Weltvertrieb: Pyramide SA (France)
Deutscher Verleih: Arsenal Filmverleih GmbH

Gefördert in der WCF-Jurysitzung im Juli 2014
Fördersumme: 5.000 €