CineEspañol (PCFF Shorts Collection)

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2016-2018 | 68 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: terminal illness, tense moments)

PCFF is delighted to offer our first Spanish language shorts reel. It is composed of films with very different narratives. They include a boy finding inspiration from the garbage he collects an ailing girl who finds solace in an untamed horse, a story of a family without documents living day-to-day in New York City and a mother who goes to great lengths to provide the piñata her son wants.

Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

The Horse’s Stone (Piedra de caballo)
A terminally ill girl is told of a time when men and horses coexisted equally. When their pact was betrayed, the mystery of the horse’s stone was discovered, unleashing powers that may help her now.
Mexico, 2017 / Spanish w/English subtitles / Cynthia Fernández Trejo / 20 min / Live Action

Dear Pope Francis
When her best friend is taken away during an immigration raid on the day of the Pope’s visit to their city, Adriana decides to take matters into her own hands.
USA, 2018 / English and Spanish w/English subtitles / Gauri Adelkar / 14 min / Live Action

The Good Mother (La madre buena)
A loving mother goes to great lengths to provide the piñata her son wants. What inspired him to want this one?!
UK, 2016 / English and Spanish w/English subtitles / Sarah Clift / 5.5 min / Live Action

Star Dust (Polvo de estrellas)
Adan lives day-to-day helping his father Hilario collect garbage. An unexpected visit to the school will reconfigure Adan’s whole universe.
Mexico, 2017 / Spanish w/English subtitles / Aldo Sotelo Lázaro / 14 min / Live Action

My Grandmother (Mi abuelita)
A youngster spends the day with her beloved grandma in the kitchen, trying to help prepare a meal. Through play, laughter and a couple of accidents she learns about traditional food from her home country and the joy of making food for the people she loves.
Guatemala-Canada, 2018 / no dialog / Giselle Pérez / 2 min / Animation