Spanish Shorts

Tarek
Four teenagers tell us about their experiences from a party, at which they met a boy named Tarek. Four testimonies reveal a very strong bond between our protagonists, who despite their differences went through similar things.

directed: Anatael Pérez, written: Anatael Pérez, Criz Marín, Ágata Bentancort, Altair Jorge Leiros, Miguel Cruz, Eduardo Zerolo, cast: Cris Marín, Ágata Bentancort, Altair Jorge Leiros, Miguel Cruz, Eduardo Zerolo, music: Altair Jorge Leiros, cinematography: Braulio Fernández Vidal, Emma Sánchez Baez, Juan Andrés Sosa, Lucas Sancho García, production: Spain 2021, running time: 9 minutes, English/Polish subtitles

Before the Eruption (Antes de la erupción)
Although an eruption of a volcano can happen suddenly, usually there are some signals visible beforehand. It’s similar in life, we just tend to ignore them though…

directed/written: Roberto Pérez Toledo, cast: Jorge Alcocer, Pablo Capuz, Edgar Córcoles, Javier Morgade, Javier Orán, music: Alejandro Ventura, cinematography: Juanmi Márquez, production: Spain 2021, running time: 9 minutes, English/Polish subtitles

Sanitizer (Hidroalcohólico)
Two strangers meet up for a blind date during COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss the difficulties with making physical contact with another person.

directed/written: Roberto Pérez Toledo, cast: Adrián Expósito, Julian Jaramillo, music: Alex Arcoleo, cinematography: Indi Costa, production: Spain 2020, running time: 5 minutes, English/Polish subtitles

I am a Girl (Yo soy una niña)
This short film aims to show reality of transsexuality during childhood and to emphasize the significance of grandparents. It’s a story about complications, misunderstanding and conflicts to overcome; about unconditional love, respect, support and acceptation of sexual identity of a ten years old girl.

directed/written: Richard Zubelzu, production: Spain 2019, running time: 20 minutes, English/Polish subtitles

Opening Windows (Abriendo ventanas)
A history for seven voices; seven women, who bear witness to their affective-sexuall and gender diversity. It’s a story about their experiences, halfway between drama and comedy, tenderness and reality, which not always is easy in their daily life.

directed/written: Vicky Calavia, production: Spain 2021, running time: 30 minutes, English/Polish subtitles

(A)Normal
Leo, Juan, David and Lucio meet in the changing room at a gym. Four men with four different outlooks on masculinity. They engage in discussions that might seem rather easy, yet arouse tension and strong emotions.

directed/written: Miguel Parra, cast: Victor Viruta, Eduardo Ferrés, Miguel Pancorbo, Rubén Frías, music: Lisandro Rodríguez, cinematography: Aritz Bilbao, production: Spain 2021, running time: 12 minutes, English/Polish subtitles

Better Days
Testimonies of LGBTQ+ people, who applied for asylum in Spain; exceptional stories of journeys, showing different experiences and realities in the origin countries of these people, as well as in the country currently receiving them.

directed/written: Fran Herrero Ansoleaga, production: Spain 2021, running time: 20 minutes, English/Polish subtitles

The review is co-organized by Exterior es Diverso platform, the Cinemateca Pedro Zerolo Organization and Cervantes Institute. Curator: Gerjo Pérez Meliá

running time:


105 minutes

English/Polish subtitles

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