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.



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