The Fish

Dir: Jonathas de Andrade
Mostra: Competition
23' . 2016 . PE


Fishermen from a village on the northeast coast of Brazil enact a ritual of embracing the fish that they have caught. The affectionate gesture that accompanies the passage of death is a testament to a relationship between species that is imbued with strength, violence and domination.

Rating free

Screening: november 20 at 19h


Desvia, Wexner Center for the Arts
/ Production company

Rachel Daisy Ellis
/ Excutive producer

Vanessa Barbosa
/ Producer

Jonathas de Andrade
/ Script

Pedro Urano
/ Cinematography

Mauricio d’Orey
/ Sound

Tita, Ricardo Pretti
/ Editor

Paul Hill
/ Sound designer

Carlos Dos Santos, Cícero Dos Santos, Cipriano Batista Alves, Genivaldo Santos De Lima, Gileno Cândido Bezerra, José Ailton Almeida De Liza, José Dalmo Dos Santos, José Elenildo Oliveira Dos Santos, Romerig Francisco Dos Santos, Ronaldo Vieira Santos
/ Cast

Festivals and Awards

  • Melhor documentário / Best Documentary - Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2017
  • Melhor documentário / Best Documentary - Moscow Experimental Film Festival 2017
  • Festival de Brasília 2017
  • CachoeiraDOC 2017
  • Curtas Vila Do Conde - Festival Internacional de Cinema 2017

Jonathas de Andrade

Born in 1982 in Maceió but currently living in Recife. As a contemporary artist, uses video, photography and installation to portrait the collective memory and history, using strategies that blend fiction and reality. The video O levante (2013) was part of MoMA's exhibition Unfinished Conversations: New Works from the Collection (2017), with public showings of all the director's previous audiovisual works on Moma Films.