Jesusito De Mi Vida (Dear Child Jesus, in English) is about Jesus, a young boy praying to God. His mother tucks him in after he says his prayers. She then tells him that if he prays with his heart, God will grant him anything he needs. After a glass of water and some shut eye, the little boy gets up to go to the bathroom, only to see a dark, scary hallway.
This award-winning film is about more than just a little boy fervently praying for God to take away his fear. It’s also about a test of faith, an evaluation of fears, and a coming-of-age realization. While this may show a child’s point of view, the internal struggles and simple hesitations can easily be understood by an adult (non)believer. Really, what an interesting end note.
Directed by Jesús Pérez-Miranda