Feliz Cumpleaños

Feliz Cumpleaños

Feliz Cumpleaños starts off with a man and a birthday cake. He is asked to make a wish, and he wishes for the usual: a girlfriend, a house, a job, happiness… and for his life to go by fast. He blows the candles and, well, gets exactly what he wishes for.

This is a simple enough film with a simple enough premise, but it has been done in a very amusing way. You can’t help but laugh at the poor man’s expressions, and you can’t help but pity him in his bewilderment. I suppose that what makes Life good are all those little moments, whether good or bad. And, as usual, be careful what you wish for, since you might just get it.

(This is available with no subtitles on YouTube, and with English ones  on Vimeo. Here’s another short film about wishes being granted. And here’s a short film about a guy wishing for his work to be done.)


Feliz Cumpleaños, on YouTube (no subtitles)


Feliz Cumpleaños, on Vimeo (English subtitles)


Directed by Jordi García



I'm the webmaster and author at Freespanishshortfilms.com. I started this website as a complement to my studies in the Spanish language, but honestly, it just gave me an excuse to watch lots of great short films (like the ones in my author's picks section). I also blog and write short stories.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.