El regreso: Thursday August 22, 2019

El regreso

Way back in October 2013, we presented our first (and so far, only) themed lineup. El ataque de los cineastas españoles was so great, we brought it back again in January 2014, and now we’re bringing it back again, five years later! These shorts, made between 2003 and 2012, are so weird and (to me, at least) so funny that I think everyone should see them. We’ll be screening at the newly-restored Grand Gerrard Theatre on Gerrard Street East at Jones Avenue. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 (cash only) and we’ll have some cool giveaways, too.

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Still from Los Reyes Magos

LOS REYES MAGOS

Dir: Alberto González Vázquez
Spain – 2011

Santa Claus exists. At least he better exist!

Duration: 3:30


Still from Mi Amigo Invisible

MI AMIGO INVISIBLE (MY INVISIBLE FRIEND)

Dir: Pablo Larcuen
Spain – 2010

Tomas is so shy he can’t even ask his parents to pass the salt. Will the appearance of a strange new friend help him overcome his fear of speaking out?

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Short Film – Los Angeles Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


Still from Elefante

ELEFANTE (ELEPHANT)

Dir: Pablo Larcuen
Spain – 2012

Manuel is stuck in a monotonous job, has only one friend whom he cannot stand, and his family despises him. Everything will change when the doctor diagnoses him with a rare disease – Manuel is going to turn into an elephant.

  • Official Selection – Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Short Film – Sitges Film Festival

Duration: 9:00


Still from El fin del mundo

EL FIN DEL MUNDO (THE END OF THE WORLD)

Dir: Alberto González Vázquez
Spain – 2010

“My fellow Americans, six months ago I was made aware of a situation so devastating that at first, I refused to believe it…”

Duration: 3:30


Still from El ataque de los robots de Nebulosa-5

EL ATAQUE DE LOS ROBOTS DE NEBULOSA-5 (THE ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS FROM NEBULA-5)

Dir: Chema García Ibarra
Spain – 2008

Almost everyone is going to die very soon.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Chicago International Film Festival

Duration: 6:30


Still from Protoparticulas

PROTOPARTÍCULAS

Dir: Chema García Ibarra
Spain – 2009

The experiment was a success: protomatter exists.

  • Official Selection – Ann Arbor International Film Festival

Duration: 7:30


Still from Sinceridad

SINCERIDAD (SINCERITY)

Dir: Alberto González Vázquez
Spain – 2011

The situation is very difficult. You know that, don’t you?

Duration: 3:00


Still from La ruta natural

LA RUTA NATURAL (THE NATURAL ROUTE)

Dir: Alex Pastor
Spain – 2004

Soon a man will find out that his destiny is already written and that he can’t do anything to change it.

  • Winner, Short Filmmaking Award – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 11:00


Still from Ensayo sobre la ceguera

ENSAYO SOBRE LA CEGUERA (ESSAY ON BLINDNESS)

Dir: Alberto González Vázquez
Spain – 2010

Despite losing his sight, Pablo leads a completely normal life.

Duration: 3:30


Still from 7:35 en la manana

7:35 DE LA MAÑANA (7:35 IN THE MORNING)

Dir: Nacho Vigalondo
Spain – 2003

A woman enters a restaurant one morning – only to be met with silence instead of people talking.

  • Nominated, Best Short Film, Live Action – Academy Awards
  • Nominated, Best Short Film – European Film Awards

Duration: 7:30


Still from Domingo

DOMINGO (SUNDAY)

Dir: Nacho Vigalondo
Spain – 2007

A couple on a picnic are witness to the greatest event in human history and attempt to document it for posterity.

Duration: 3:45


Still from Marisa

MARISA

Dir: Nacho Vigalondo
Spain – 2009

Every woman is Marisa, but Marisa is only one. A love story about the vagaries of time and space.

Duration: 4:00


Still from Sospechoso

SOSPECHOSO (SUSPECT)

Dir: Alberto González Vázquez
Spain – 2011

Two policeman question a strange man they found in the woods, while waiting for their new Captain to show up.

Duration: 1:15

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