Fish Tail

Portugal / 2015 / 103 minutes / Not Rated

Rabo de Peixe (literally translated as ‘fish tail’) is the name of a village in the Azores that is home to the largest collection of artisanal fisheries on the whole archipelago. The residents, mostly fishermen and their families, have relied on these waters for generations. Fish Tail is a beautiful documentary from Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel (directors of the extraordinary 2013 What Now? Remind Me) that is an intimate portrait of local community and loving ode to a quickly disappearing way of life.


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    Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel

  • "An insightful documentary… sheer depth of thought and rare sensitivity pulses through every frame."

    — Screen Daily
  • "An enchanting documentary. If Rossellini had ever made it to the Azores, he might have come up with something akin to Fish Tail."

    — Senses of Cinema

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