Stand By starts at Christmastime. It was supposed to be a simple car ride with his daughter in the backseat and his wife following behind them, but something went wrong. He tries to move on from what happened, but weird incidents with the radio are keeping him tense. What actually happened that night? What happened to his daughter? Will we ever know for sure? Watch now
El Marqués is a short film about a backpacker on the way to Mexico City. In his travels, he passes through El Marqués, a town in Quéretaro, Mexico. For some reason, he takes up the interest of a random stranger, and is taken places he did not initially expect to find himself in.
This short film is foreboding, right from the very start. (“Reports of murder and kidnapping on the outskirts… have been steadily increasing…”) It also features some kind of criminal activity, and we helplessly look at things unfold in the eyes of a (seemingly) innocent man. Simple story-telling, yet great impact.
In Bocca Al Lupo is very curious. It starts off with a girl talking to a mirror. It then moves on to show the same girl lying bloody on the floor, with a man looming over her. There is an interplay of dialogue, and it is only after a few frames that we may realize what’s actually going on. Watch now
Una Cuestión De Etiqueta (A Question Of Tagging, in English) starts off with a funeral. There are a few murmurs, some tears, and hushed tones. A man, the brother of the deceased, goes toward a lonely figure staring by the window. He then quite angrily asks the guy about a recent photo he posted on Facebook, the one where his brother was tagged in. Watch now
This short film about a young man who committed murder (and then simply walked away) leaves my mind blown. Done with little dialogue but with quite some build-up, this film just amazes me with its simplicity and impact. Here’s the… Watch now