A Fish Tale

Jerusalem Film Festival

Johnny believes in the future of Africa. He lives in Israel, but dreams of returning with modern fish farming techniques. His wife, Thérèse, sees little hope back home. She is determined to create the best possible future for their children, whatever the price may be. When their visas expire, tensions between the two arise, leading to an inevitable clash. Emmanuelle Mayer’s directorial debut is a moving documentary portrait, pieced out of ten years of intimate footage. Emphasizing the profound gap between developing Africa and the West, the film contrasts male and female narratives and raises ideas of choice versus fate.

Director: Emmanuelle Mayer

Producer: Emmanuelle Mayer , Noam Pinchas



Duration: 52 min.
Date of Release: 26.7.2019
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, English
Subtitles: English,

Festivals & Awards

  • Jerusalem Film Festival
    Audience Favorite & Other Israel Awards

  • International Film Festival Fishermen of the World, France, 2020
    In competition

World Sales

Go2Films - Hedva Goldschmidt


Family Story, Human Interest / Social Issues