Fable of the Fish (Isda)

Fable of the Fish (Isda)
  • 2011
  • Philippines
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr
  • Cast: Cherry Pie Picache, Bembol Roco, Anita LindaRosanna Roces, Angel Aquino, Alan Paule, Evelyn Vargas, Arnold Reyes
  • Language: Tagalog

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Fable of the Fish (Isda)

A heartfelt portrait of a disintegrating marriage, a sweeping view of shanty-town life in the Philippines, but Adolfo Alix Jnr’s film will surely be remembered as 'that film about a woman who gives birth to a fish.' Astonishingly, Alix treats his absurd central conceit with complete seriousness, which doesn’t prevent some humour inevitably manifesting, but the prevailing tone is tragic and deeply sympathetic.

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