La pesca

The Catch

Direction: Fernando López Escriva, Pablo Alvarez Mesa
Screenplay: Pablo Alvarez Mesa, Fernando Lopez Escriva
Production company: Picúa
Producer: Maria Camila Arias, Lucas Villegas
Cinematography: Pablo Alvarez Mesa, Fernando Lopez Escriva
Edition: Lucas Villegas
Sound: Kyle Stanfield, Guido Deniro, Cory Rizos

Runtime: 21:12
Format: Digital
Dialogues: Spanish
Subtitles: English, French
Country: Colombia
Year: 2017

'La Pesca' (Fishing) portrays a day in the life of a family of fishermen, los Cantillo, inhabitants of the ancestral Caribbean town of Taganga, on the Colombian Caribbean coast. With poetry and sensorial richness, the film captures the gestures of these men, weaving nets, cooking under the intense midday sun, and playing dominoes, all the while waiting for the fish to come so that they can recommence anew.


Visions du Réel - Nyon International Film Festival | Switzerland, Apr 2017 Sesterce d'or - best international short film
RIDM - Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal | Canada, Nov 2017
Festival de Cine de Madrid PNR - Plataforma Nuevos Realizadores | Spain, Oct 2017
VIFF - Vancouver International Film Festival | Canada, Sep 2017
Pelicam International Film Festival | Romania, Jun 2017 Best short film
DOKUFEST - International Documentary and Short Film Festival | Kosovo, Aug 2017
Festival de Cine Corto de Popayán | Colombia, Oct 2018