A La Orilla (By The River)

A La Orilla

A La Orilla begins with a young boy’s birthday, and he’s just about to blow out the candles on his cake. He takes a while in doing so, but after being reassured by his sister, he blows them out. We then see him fishing with his father, as they happily talk to each other. Back in the present, however, we see the boy playing with his sister, while their parents have a loud discussion in the background. Watch now

Paseo

Paseo

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Paseo starts on a cold day. One man, a poet, is preparing a cigarette. Another man comes to him and asks him for one too, but the first man says it’s the last one he has. They share the cigarette instead, and speak little. They then notice the man crying behind them, who says he’s sad as he was never able to confess to a woman. The poet then comes up with a plan that may involve his lighter and a few carefully chosen words. Watch now

Sonata

Sonata

Sonata begins with a young child, brought into a world filled with people of different intent and desires. He grows up learning that man is driven by sexual desire in particular, and not endearing sentiments. With this in mind, he finds a woman, marries her, falls into the monotony of marriage, and notices her relationship with the man she’s practicing a sonata with. Watch now

Cubo Mágico (The Magic Cube)

Cubo Mágico

Cubo Mágico starts with an old man. He’s lying in a hospital bed, with only a Rubik’s cube in his hands. He plays with the cube as the machines start to pulsate to the beat of his heart. He makes a final turn, and he falls into his pillows. After a while, we see the same man, with the same cube. What does the Rubik’s cube mean for the man? Why does he keep trying to solve it? Watch now

Tin & Tina

Tin & Tina

Tin & Tina starts with a man preparing for dinner, as a news report on the radio tells of a murder story. When everything is ready, he calls Tin and Tina to come to eat. The two children sit down, but don’t touch the puree on their plates. Just as their father angrily tells them to eat up, he starts trashing about, and falls to the ground. Watch now