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The Unusual Subjects
33 Ratings

Fish Tail

Rabo de Peixe

Directed by Nuno Leonel, Joaquim Pinto
Portugal, 2015
  • Portuguese
  • English
The Unusual Subjects


Filmed in the Azores village of Rabo de Peixe (“fish tail”) this documentary about a young fisherman named Pedro is an anthropological study of an island community and a way of life that is quickly disappearing around the world.

Our take

The filmmaking duo behind the acclaimed What Now, Remind Me?, followed up that success with this gorgeous and calming anthropological portrait of a fishing village at war with encroaching industry. Fish Tail is study in a people’s perseverance and has a rare, tangible connection with its subjects.

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Awards & Festivals

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Best Portuguese Documentary (TAP Award)

Cinéma du Réel

2015 | Winner: Potemkine Award

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