In Association with the Instituto Cervantes Kino will present a special Preview of Spanish Shorts from Kinofilm 2020 Festival. As a precursor to #Home‘s #VIVA Festival happening in March and Kinofilm Manchester international Short Film Festival happening 21st – 29th March, this is the perfect time to test the waters for Kino’s Spanish Shorts programme.
This is a free event but tickets must be reserved in advance through Eventbrite. Hosted by the Instituto Cervantes on 326-330 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4FN, doors will open at 6.00pm for 6.30 start.
There’s romantic disillusionment and love gone sour, uncertain friendship and filial duty, an examination of the art of queuing, a parable about Fascism, and some insights into the acting profession, in this selection of the best new shorts from Spain.
THE GOOD QUEUE
Dir / Wri: Roger Giménez, Prod: David Plaza Medina, Animum Creativity Advanced School
Spain, 2018, 5 min, Cert PG
Greed and impatience are always bad impulses to follow.
MY DEAR BALL
Dir / Wri / Prod: Gaizka Urresti, Cast: Jon Plazaola
Spain, 2018, 14 min 45 sec, Cert PG
1975. The day that Franco dies there is no school. In a rural village, the children celebrate their day off with a football match. But the ball belongs to the notary’s son, and he sets the rules as he wants.
I LOVE YOU TO THE DEATH
Dir / Wri / Prod: David Heredia, Cast: Sheila Herrera, Alberto Riballo
Spain, 2019, 11 min, Cert: 15
Sara and Alberto are in relationship therapy. A day that they both hoped would be very beautiful and special instead became a real ordeal…
WHY DO PEOPLE LIE?
Dir / Wri: Dídac Cervera Casademont, Wri: Joan Sanz, Prod: Yumagic & Trío de Doses, Cast: Carmen Machi, Sergi Cervera, Alain Hernández
Spain, 2019, 13 min, Cert: 12A
Javi’s mother suffers from schizophrenia and he is trying to persuade her that she needs to spend some time in hospital. The only problem is that she feels just fine right now, and is refusing to go…
Dir / Wri: Sadrak Zmork, Wri: Esther Gimeno, Prod: Diamantina Films, Cast: Carmen Ruiz, Maggie Civantos, Cristina Castaño
Spain, 2019, 8 min, Cert: 12A
Candy Lewis just won an important film award. Now it’s time for her acceptance speech…
Dir / Wri: Fernando Lorenzana, Prod: Pablo Campillo, Cast: María Romero, Laura Marín, Susana Martín
Spain, 2018, 18 min, Cert 15
Inseparable friends Sara and Helena go for a bike ride together every afternoon. Today, however, their conversation brings to light some fears and insecurities that may affect their relationship.
Dir / Wri / Prod: Paco Ruiz, Prod: Vibha D. M., Mario Carbajosa, Cast: Tony Corvillo, Daniel Horvath
Spain, 2019, 14 min 45 sec, Cert: 15
During his film career, he has killed hundreds. Always on the first take, without hesitation. But now, on the set of an American horror movie, he suddenly has doubts. He has forgotten how to be a monster… and how to be himself.
A NIGHT WITH JUAN DIEGO BOTTO
Dir / Wri: Teresa Bellón,César F. Calvillo, Prod: César F. Calvillo, Cast: Juan Diego Botto, Cristina Soria
Spain, 2018, 10 min 45 sec, Cert: 15
Cristina has been in love with Juan Diego Botto since she saw the film “Stories from the Kronen” Tonight her dream has come true. She has a date with him. But she is about to learn that actors are often a disappointment offscreen…
TRT: 98 min