Five Spanish Short Films You Can’t Stop Watching

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In an increasingly fast-paced world, it is sometimes difficult for us to devote free time to enjoy cinema even if it is one of our great passions. That is why we propose a ‘playlist’ with some of the most desirable short films of the moment that have nothing to envy to their older brothers, the feature films.

Decorated

Alberto Vázquez, screenwriter and director of this animated short film, winner of the 2017 Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film, invites us to discover aesthetics

curious that produces the mix of cartoons ‘underground’ with backgrounds of nineteenth-century black and white engravings. If you are still one of those who believe that animated films are exclusively for children, you have to watch this short film to get rid of all prejudices. A comedy / drama genre story that teaches us how wonderful the stage we live in, the world, and how deplorable the cast acting in it can be.

‘Graffiti’

A fiction short directed by Lluís Quilez, nominated for the Goya awards among others and winner of 40 national and international awards, among which is the prize for best short film in the Forqué. A film that will introduce us into an apocalyptic world. A devastated city in which only one survivor remains subject to the daily routine of loneliness. Until one day, that routine will be interrupted by a graffiti that someone has painted in the place where Edgar, the protagonist, sleeps. A single word that will betray the presence of another survivor. With a very careful set design and photography, you will make us feel that the world is really over, what would you do in that situation?

‘Talking heads’

What differentiates some people from others? Does the year in which we were born matter to determine the way we see life? What determines us? Is the profession we play to create ourselves key? The curious will want to know the answer to all these questions and with this short documentary directed by Juan Vicente Córdoba, you can do it with their social experiment, in which the voice of the experience of each of the protagonists is sought. People of different ages, with a varied profession and social class will answer two simple questions: who they are and what they would like in life. With your statements we can intuit and build

Our own puzzle of human life.

‘The guest’

We have all heard of mermaids at some time in our lives, but normally we do not believe in the existence of what we cannot see or touch. The same thing happened to Frédor, the protagonist of the story, until one day, by mistake, he fished a mermaid. His self-interest encourages him to take advantage of the situation but the girl will end up breaking all the schemes. Magical realism, in its purest state, is reinvented with this short film directed by Grojo, showing an evolution of the personality of these mythological beings towards a maturity away from the classical idea we have.

‘The somni of the seua vida’

'The somni of the seua vida'

The Valencian production company Paella Productions enters the world of short film with a story adapted to the screenplay by Fran Moral and directed by Jaume Bayarri. In the film we will meet Josep María, a middle-aged man who lives alone and collects the bar codes of a well-known brand of razor blades to participate in a contest that promises to change his life completely. Attentive to the unexpected turns of history that, with a production and distribution more than careful, intends to reach the most important prizes and festivals nationwide and

international. Stay with the name because it will be one of the most popular short films of 2018.Five Spanish Short Films You Can’t Stop Watching

In an increasingly fast-paced world, it is sometimes difficult for us to devote free time to enjoy cinema even if it is one of our great passions. That is why we propose a ‘playlist’ with some of the most desirable short films of the moment that have nothing to envy to their older brothers, the feature films.

Cinema Review November 21, 2019

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