A Fish Tale

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A Fish Tale

Johnny believes in the future of Africa. He lives in Israel, but dreams of returning with modern fish farming techniques. His wife, Thérèse, sees little hope back home. She is determined to create the best possible future for their children, whatever the price may be. When their visas expire, tensions between the two arise, leading to an inevitable clash. Emmanuelle Mayer’s directorial debut is a moving documentary portrait, pieced out of ten years of intimate footage. Emphasizing the profound gap between developing Africa and the West, the film contrasts male and female narratives and raises ideas of choice versus fate.

Festivals and Awards:

Winner of audience award Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2019; Solidarity Festival, Tel-Aviv Israe, 2019; Other Israel Film Festival, New-York USA, 2019.

Director: Emmanuelle Mayer

Producer: Emmanuelle Mayer, Noam Pinchas

Cinematographer: Emmanuelle Mayer

Editor: Noam Amit

Soundtrack Editor: Neal Gibbs

Original Soundtrack: Roy Rabinovici

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Colourist: Peleg Levi

Distributor: GO2 Films

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: פישטייל

Johnny believes in the future of Africa. He lives in Israel, but dreams of returning with modern fish farming techniques. His wife, Thérèse, sees little hope back home. She is determined to create the best possible future for their children, whatever the price may be. When their visas expire, tensions between the two arise, leading to an inevitable clash. Emmanuelle Mayer’s directorial debut is a moving documentary portrait, pieced out of ten years of intimate footage. Emphasizing the profound gap between developing Africa and the West, the film contrasts male and female narratives and raises ideas of choice versus fate.

Festivals and Awards:

Winner of audience award Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2019; Solidarity Festival, Tel-Aviv Israe, 2019; Other Israel Film Festival, New-York USA, 2019.

Director: Emmanuelle Mayer

Producer: Emmanuelle Mayer, Noam Pinchas

Cinematographer: Emmanuelle Mayer

Editor: Noam Amit

Soundtrack Editor: Neal Gibbs

Original Soundtrack: Roy Rabinovici

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Colourist: Peleg Levi

Distributor: GO2 Films

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: פישטייל

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