- Dominican Republic
Film exhibited in Toulouse:
Todos somos marineros (We're All Sailors)
The life of Fernando, a peruvian immigrant, is apparently monotonous. He works extra hours in a Japanese factory and visits Izumi on some weekends. She is a dancer in a nightclub. But when the illegal business he carries with another immigrant is discovered, Fernando is deported to Peru where he also feels a stranger, despite it being his country. The Day of the Fish, a strange celebration made in both countries, will make Fernando take conscience of the place he occupies in the world.
Fernando’s inner and fragmented universe is the essence of the film. Therefore, the camera is crucial to create a tension between what surrounds him and his inner space. Fernando wanders around the verge of marginalization -both in Peru and in Japan. That’s his condition; he’s a constant stranger, overwhelmed by the place and its rules. On the map of Fernando’s unmovable face, even the tiniest movement is telling us something.