Director of photography:
Gregory Cohen, Francisca Walker, Roberto Cayuqueo, Bastián Bodenhofer, Guillermo Lorca, Paola Lattus, Emilia Lara
Brief synopsis of the project:
Pancho is a land-owner busy putting up fences and inventing new ways of exterminating hateful carps from his artificial lagoon. Stubborn in such effort, he doesn’t hesitate to go to extreme levels, risking the life of Pedro, his indigenous employee. Family and friends are amused by Pancho’s eccentricity; Mane, one of his daughters, seems to be the only one able to perceive the tension building up with the nearby Mapuche community.
The project has received the following supports: CORFO, FFA, FONDS SUD 2011, Arte Cofinova.
Marcela Said (Chile, 1972) Till now she has directed documentaries: in 1999, Valparaíso, produced by Les Films D’Ici, in 2001, I Love Pinochet, and in 2006 she co-directed with Jean de Certeau Opus Dei, number one in national DVD sales in Chile. Her third documentary, El Mocito, celebrated its premiere during the Berlinale Forum, then in theatres in Chile.
El Verano de los Peces Voladores - Feature - Postproduction
2011 - El Mocito - Documentary
2006 - Opus Dei (codirected with Jean de Certeau) - Documentary
2001 - I Love Pinochet - Documentary
1999 - Valparaíso - Documentary
Notes de production:
JIRAFA (Chile). We have first-hand experience in low-budget feature films as well as major international co-productions. We are a leading film company in terms of exports, making a crucial contribution to the international career of prominent Chilean film directors: José Luis Torres Leiva, Cristián Jiménez, Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Alicia Scherson, Sebastián Silva, Christopher Murray. CINEMA DEFACTO (France) is a human-scale company, created to provide the producers we support with the necessary attention and tools to crystallize their ambitions.