Eat Your Catfish

    • Noah Arjomand, Adam Isenberg, Senem Tüzen
    • United States, Spain, Turkey
    • 2021
    • 74 min
    • World Premiere
    • Envision Competition

    Available in Docs for Sale after the world premiere at IDFA.

    Years with ALS have left Kathryn paralyzed and needing 24-hour care. With her mind intact and having opted for mechanical breathing, she could live like this indefinitely. But the situation has embittered and alienated her husband Said, frustrated her grown son Noah, and proved too much for many nurses and aides. Kathryn often falls into despair, but she has been holding on to see her daughter’s wedding day. This project draws on 930 hours of footage—all filmed without any crew present from a fixed camera from Kathryn’s point of view. The result is a profoundly intimate, layered and wryly funny portrait of a family at its breaking point.


    Noah Arjomand, Adam Isenberg, Senem Tüzen
    Noah Arjomand, Adam Isenberg for Zela Film, Senem Tüzen for Zela Film


    World Sales
    Liselot Verbrugge for Deckert Distribution GmbH
    Festival Handling
    Hanne Biermann for Deckert Distribution GmbH

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    Available versions
    52' (not yet completed), DCP, color
    Spoken languages

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