The Last Goldfish

Film Block: F         Cinema:  LAB 2          Date: 01.03.18          Time: 8.15-9.45 PM

The Last Goldfish

Director: Su Goldfish

Country: Australia

Runtime: 81 mins

Genre: Documentary / Feature 


THE LAST GOLDFISH documents a daughter’s search for her lost family. Rich with archival images, this suspenseful and surprising story – stretching from Australia to Trinidad, North America to WWII Germany – reveals the impact of war and displacement across generations.

Manfred Goldfish tries as hard as he can to hide from his family the trauma he has experienced. But his filmmaker daughter suspects there is more to the Goldfish tale than her father is willing to reveal.

An audience favourite at Sydney Film Festival, where the film premiered, and the Jewish International Film Festival in Australia. Screened at Adelaide Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, and other festivals. The Last Goldfish is a journey through memory and amnesia; via the Holocaust and calypso. An adventure of the heart revealing the complexity of ordinary lives, and what we gain from understanding who we are and where we come from.

Rated: PG




Su Goldfish is the manager of the Creative Practice Lab at the University of New South Wales. Between 2011 and 2014 Su co-produced the adaptation of three of artist William Yang’s performance works into television documentaries screened on ABC-TV and in film festivals locally and internationally. Su studied documentary at AFTRS (2010). As writer/director, her short films include Trace (2011) and Ciao Meow (2009) which screened in film festivals and exhibitions.