The Fishbowl


The Main 5 Thu, Apr 13, 2023 7:40 PM
The Main 5 Wed, Apr 19, 2023 4:45 PM
The Main 5 Sat, Apr 22, 2023 5:15 PM
Film Info
Original Title:Le pecera
Festival Programs:Cine Latino
Women & Film
Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Release Year:2023
Runtime:92 min
Country/Region:Puerto Rico
Print Source:Visit Films
Health & Wellness
Women Directors
Family Drama
Director:Glorimar Marrero Sánchez
Producer:José Esteban Alenda
Amaya Izquierdo
Glorimar Marrero Sánchez
Cinematographer:PJ López
Screenwriter:Glorimar Marrero Sánchez
Editor:Clara Martínez Malagelada
Composer:Sergio de la Puente
Principal Cast:Isel Rodriguez
Modesto Lacén
Magali Carrasquillo. Maximiliano Rivas
Georgina Borri
Anamin Santiago
Idenisse Salaman. Carola García


Special introduction by Boriken Cultural Center including a music and dance demonstration

Noelia’s cancer has returned and, exhausted by years of treatments, she chooses to retreat to Vieques, an island in Puerto Rico. Poisoned by contamination from the U. S. Army, the whole island seems to suffer, and with Hurricane Irma coming, Noelia seeks answers, and a sort of grace.

Noelia’s (Isel Rodríguez) has always been a fighter, but when her cancer returns worse than before, she simply cannot fight with drugs that reduce her to nothing. Abandoning her well-meaning but suffocating boyfriend, Jorge, she returns to the island of her birth, to join her mother as a hurricane bears down. Artist Glorimar Marrero Sánchez’s film is a visual feast, lush and hopeful in spite of the often oppressive pain facing Vieques. “Its images seem to shiver with an unsettling sense of urgency.” –Elena Lazic, Cineuropa

Director Biography

Born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico in 1978, Marrero Sánchez is a filmmaker, screenwriter and interdisciplinary artist whose work includes film, photography and installation. Fishbowl (La Pecera) (2023) is her first feature and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.