Fish Tail
Fish Tail

Fish Tail

Director Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel

Production year 2015

Length 104min.

Country Portugal

SYNOPSIS

Global industrial overfishing has caused significant problems in the village of Rabo de Peixe in the Azores, where small-scale fishing has long provided a livelihood. This situation plunges Pedro, a young master fisherman, with a crisis in his professional life, over and above the inherent dangers of working at sea. Shot between 1999 and 2001, the film follows Pedro and his crew over a full year, chronicling their determination to remain free.

CAST & CREW

Joaquim Pinto
Joaquim Pinto

Director

Producer

Joaquim Pinto

Script

Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel

Director of Photography

Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel

Sound

Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel

Edit

Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel

Cast

Pedro Moniz and fishermen of Rabo de Peixe

Production company

Presente Lda. Av. EUA 51 5 dto 1700-165 Lisboa, Portugal T: +351262603018 info@presente.pt

Joaquim Pinto

He was sound mixer in more than 100 films in which he worked with directors such as Manoel de Oliveira, Raul Ruiz, Werner Schroeter and André Techiné. In 1987-96, he produced around 30 films, namely João César Monteiro’s Recollections of the Yellow House and God’s Comedy, both awarded at the Venice FF.



Nuno Leonel
Nuno Leonel

Director

Nuno Leonel

He did not attend film or art schools, but he started early at the age of 16 in film, and has worked as animator, rostrum operator, set designer, sound recordist and editor, electrician, actor, grip assistant and cinematographer. Both have been making films together since 1996. Their recent film, What now? Remind-me (Special Jury Prize, FIPRESCI Prize, Locarno, 2013), was screened in 34 countries. They also run an independent publishing company.


Filmography

Tall Stories (1988, Dir.: Joaquim Pinto), Where the Sun Beats (1989, Dir.: Joaquim Pinto), Twin Flames (1992, Dir.: Joaquim Pinto), Santa Maria (1992, short, Dir.: Nuno Leonel), Para cá dos Montes (1993, short, Dir.: Joaquim Pinto), Schizophrenia (1995, short, Dir.: Nuno Leonel), Surfavela (1996), Interview with Yvonne Bezerra de Mello (1998, short), Sol menor (2007, short), Pig of a Story (2007, short), What now? Remind-me (2013), The New Testament of Jesus Christ According to John (2013), End of Quote (2013), Fish Tail (2015).

FILMS 2015