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La pesca Pablo Álvarez-Mesa, Fernando López Escrivá

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On Colombia’s Caribbean coast, it’s a workday like any other for the men of a fishing family. The filmmakers capture the smallest details of their work, with all its repetitive but always exact motions. Games of dominoes, conversations, cooking and even spontaneous song fill the long waits that punctuate the fishermen’s days. La pesca reveals the poetry that fills the men’s everyday lives, observing them closely on land before following them on an underwater sensory immersion, where their bodies and nets dance an enthralling ballet. In this sublime short, knowledge and the passage of time are as one – hour after hour, day after day, generation after generation.

Presented in collaboration with Ici Radio-Canada

La pesca

  • Country : Canada (Quebec), Colombia
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : Spanish
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 22 MIN
  • Cinematography : Pablo Álvarez-Mesa, Fernando López Escrivá
  • Editing : Lucas Villegas
  • Production : Maria Camila Arias, Lucas Villegas
  • Sound Design : Guido Deniro, Cory Rizos, Kyle Stanfield
Filmography of Pablo Álvarez-Mesa :

Presidio Modelo (2009)
Jelena’s Song (2010)
Speaking into the Air (2013)
Nuestro Monte Luna (2015)
Frank and the Wondercat (2016)

Filmography of Fernando López Escrivá :

Hotel Gondolín (2005)
The Abortion Hotline (2015)
Le Fugitif (2015)

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