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Alamar (2009)

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Before their inevitable farewell, a young man of Mayan roots and Natan, his half Italian son, embark on an epic journey into the open sea.

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Before their inevitable farewell, a young man of Mayan roots and Natan, his half Italian son, embark on an epic journey into the open sea.

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$7,668 (USA) (16 July 2010)

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$61,613 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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Jorge Machado is a trained ornithologist and canoe-tour guide in the Yucatan. See more »

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Jorge: It's not just a problem about feelings. The problem... is that I'm unhappy with your reality and you are with mine.
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The cast list includes a credit for Garza Silvestre playing the role of Blanquita, the egret that appears in the film. "Garza Silvestre" means "wild heron" in Spanish. See more »

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Fishing with Natan
7 February 2011 | by (garbanzo) – See all my reviews

Have you watched 'Fishing with John', John Lurie's tongue-in-cheek series of short documentaries, in each of which he takes one of his celebrity friends (Tom Waits, William Dafoe, Jim Jarmusch, etc.) fishing at an exotic location? This documentary is similar, only it's the real deal... There are no celebrities here and there's no messing around. You're invited to watch three generations of men (the youngest of which is a young boy called Natan) fishing freely off the coast of Mexico. For just over an hour you can forget about Facebook or Twitter, and observe what comes through as a beautiful, surprisingly bare way of life that is intrinsically connected to the wildlife and nature.

Before Natan splits to Rome indefinitely with his Italian mother, his Mexican father and grandpa give the child a taste of what it's like to be a fisherman. Director Pedro González-Rubio does a great job at capturing on film the family's situation and a sense of the kind of memories that Natan is to carry with him across to Europe.


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