Today we are off to one of my favourite film producing nations, Argentina. One can usually expect great cinematography from the South American country that boasts Walter Salles, and our first film The Fish Child is no exception.

The Fish Child is director Lucia Puenzo's follow up to the 2007 multi-award winning XXY. Largely a noir thriller with a lesbian love story simmering underneath, it centres around the murder of a prominent judge. His daughter Lala, is in a relationship with their Paraguayan maid Ailin - but did either of them commit the crime? Accompanying this strong commentary on social inequality is a mythological tale of the Fish Child, who lives in the lake near Ailin's childhood home. Dreamlike underwater shots give us a glimpse into his world, where we are all outcasts in a world of shadows.