World Cinema – Feature
Out of Competition
THE BOY WHO SMELLS LIKE FISH, Analeine Caly Mayor
Mexico-Canada / 2013 / 91 min / DCP / English
At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is a museum managed by his mom honoring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican singer. Mica spends most of his time there while his mother is guiding tours to aging fans. But stranger still, Mica smells. He smells like fish. Numerous doctors, his life-long therapist and even his own parents are at a loss. No one wants to be Mica's friend. Girls won't talk to him. Despite the sensitive coaching of his therapies, his life appears pointless, uneventful, doomed. That is, until Laura walks into it.
The 28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival runs Oct 18 - November 11, 2013 in Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sunrise, Pompano Beach and on Grand Bahama Island. The fest moves to Saint Augustine January 16 - 19, 2014. There are over 200 films plus a galaxy of parties, cruises, and special events. Special guests include Ann-Margret, Ed Asner, Tab Hunter, Anna Paquin, Lea Thompson, Aphrodite Jones, Guy Harvey, Jonathan Bird, Pauly Cohen, William Grefe, Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Michael Bolton. FLIFF is the Guiness World Record holder for longest in the world.