Ante La Araña (In Front Of The Spider)

Ante La Araña

Ante La Araña (English: In Front Of The Spider) begins with a woman named Caterina. She’s just about to start writing, when something catches her attention on the ceiling above. After taking care of it hesitatingly, she hears the summon of a bell. She brings the tray to the old woman in bed, to whom she relates that she just killed a spider. The old woman laughs, and reminds her of how she herself locked her daughter with a plastic spider whenever she was naughty. Watch now

Elefantes Sobre Una Telaraña (Elephants Over A Spider Web)

Elefantes Sobre Una Telarana

Elefantes Sobre Una Telaraña (English: Elephants Over A Spider Web) begins with a man’s birthday. He’s just about to blow out his candles, when his little daughter asks whether she can blow them out for him. After doing so, she runs off to get her dad’s present, a letter she wrote for him for being the best daddy in the world. There seems to be something amiss, though. Why does he look at her that way? Is there something going on that we don’t see? Watch now

La Noche Buena

La Noche Buena

La Noche Buena is set in modern-day Cuba, where a couple is making their way past its busy streets. The guy seems rather nervous about meeting his mother’s long-lost friend, but his partner reassures him. And so they meet the Cubans at the restaurant, where they talk of their everyday lives in either English or Spanish, and in the most awkward of ways. And as if the night couldn’t get any more awkward, they end up having a discussion about taking the bus or cab. Watch now

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

Desconexión

Desconexión

Desconexión centers around how people are relying more and more heavily on phones for communication. In particular, a man pressed for time is making seemingly important phone calls to a certain Ariel Maldonado. He takes a cab and hurries home, but soon realizes that he left his phone in the taxi. Meanwhile, a man finds a cellphone in a cab, and wonders what to do with it. Watch now