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The Walking Fish

Director: Thessa Meijer
An ambitious amphibian wants to discover the world of humans. Her desire is so strong that she transforms into a human. But even as a young woman, she keeps striving for more. Will she ever be satisfied?
This tragicomic film tells the story of an ambitious sea creature that chases her dream to belong to the world of humans. But even when she transforms into a young woman, Mutsumi is not fulfilled. On land, she finds new goals; to be the most beautiful woman, to pursue a successful career, to be the ideal girlfriend. Will she ever be satisfied and able to enjoy her journey? Mutsumi’s story is told by the people that love her for who she is: her half-brother Yori, friend Aki and boyfriend Shogo.

Title: The Walking Fish
Year: 2019
Duration : 19 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2019
MaatschappijDramaReizenRomantiekNatuur & MilieuGezondheid

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Korte Film (2019)
Thessa Meijer

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