The Amazing Catfish

Twenty-something Claudia, who has been alone all her life, is admitted to the hospital for appendicitis. Here she meets Martha, an ailing matriarch with four children by three fathers. The women bond, and when they’re released, Martha invites Claudia into her home. Claudia quickly becomes one of the family, proving a helpmeet with Martha’s biological children, especially as Martha’s condition begins to worsen. This is a joyous, beautiful comedy-drama about the true meaning of family.

This film is presented in association with the Embassy of Mexico and AMEXCID.

The Amazing Catfish (2013)




Spanish, with English subtitles




Claudia Sainte-Luce

Claudia Sainte-Luce

Claudia Sainte-Luce

Claudia Sainte-Luce was born in Veracruz, Mexico in 1982. She graduated in visual arts from the University of Guadalajara. The Amazing Catfish (2013), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, is her first feature.

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