FABLE OF THE FISH

By Adolfo BORINAGA ALIX JR.

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Comedy - Completed 2011

Breathtaking in the assured manner it weaves naturalist and magic realist elements, Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr.'s tragicomic Fable of the Fish examines belief, specifically the curious conflation of folk tales, urban myths and Christianity unique to the Philippines.

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2011
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    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adolfo BORINAGA ALIX JR.
    • Producer(s)
    • Jonas Antonio GAFFUD, Elizabeth JUAN, Adolfo BORINAGA ALIX JR.
    • Synopsis
    • Lina and Miguel are a poor married couple who are struggling to get by. When they move to a nearby slum, they have no choice but to join the local scavengers digging through a garbage dump in order to survive. Advancing in years, Lina still dreams of becoming a mother despite Miguel's lack of enthusiasm. Somewhat magically, her prayers are answered and she becomes pregnant. In her flooded house during a storm, she gives birth to a son. However when her son turns out to be a fish, Lina's love for her offspring, as well as her marriage to Miguel, are tested by the strange and surreal moments that surround them.
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