The Amazing Catfish (Los insólitos peces gato)

 

Year: 2013
Country: MEXICO
Run Time: 89 minutes

Martha and Claudia could never have imagined the impact they'd have on each other's lives when they randomly met in the hospital. Martha, a cancer patient, and Claudia, recovering from an appendix removal, were placed in the same room to heal. But they came from different worlds—single mom Martha was surrounded by her noisy kids, while no one came to visit Claudia. When the family spots Claudia walking home from the hospital alone, they offer her a ride and invite her to dinner. While Martha downplays the severity of her health, cancer is clearly taking its toll. It's also obvious that Claudia has no family, despite her claims otherwise. As time goes by, Claudia begins to spend most of her time at their house, forming bonds with the kids and making life easier for Martha. For both sides, it's a match made in heaven. But, as Martha's condition worsens, they will all have to face the idea of life without her. As evidenced by the beautiful relationship in THE AMAZING CATFISH, family extends beyond blood. (In Spanish with subtitles) —E.F.

CIFF Screenings

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Sidebar
Cinema en Español

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Claudia Sainte-Luce

Producer
Geminiano Pineda

Screenwriting
Claudia Sainte-Luce

Cinematography
Agnès Godard

Editing
Santiago Ricci

Principal Cast
Ximena Ayala, Lisa Owen, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén

Director Bio
Claudia Sainte-Luce was born in Veracruz in 1982. She studied visual arts at the University of Guadalajara. Before taking the plunge into feature films, she wrote and directed several shorts.

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THE AMAZING CATFISH (2013)

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Strand Releasing

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Malachi House

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