La Tumba (English: The Tomb) begins with a man in a clean, white jail. A few men come to visit him, asking him why he’s going on a hunger strike when he’s given food everyday. The man does not reply, so they tie him up and cover his eyes. Meanwhile, in another part of the facility, a man in a cell listens as a new inmate is brought in. Continue Reading
La Cabina (The Phone Box, in English) is about a phone box randomly installed in a park of a city. A man gets curious about it, and enters the box. The doors slam shut, and he finds out that he can’t open them. Upon sensing his distress, a few try to help him, but to no avail. The guy looks around helplessly, and wonders if he’ll ever be able to get out. Continue Reading
El Pasajero (“The Passenger” in English) is a short film about a taxi cab driver and his passenger, simply put. It starts off with the driver picking up a man on streets, but then it suddenly involves a gun, drinking, and salsa dancing. There are also some conversations happening along the way, and a budding friendship is set to bloom here, too.
This short film was actually eligible for an Academy Award in 2010. It can get a little crazy here and there (desperate men and their desperate measures, I suppose), but it is definitely touching. Salsa dancing also never looked more fun.
(The film can be viewed with or without English subtitles, so take your pick. Here’s another film featuring friendship between a wolf and sheep. Or how about this other film about another cab driver?) Continue Reading