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San Diego Latino Film Festival

Cortos Internacionales

123 mins

Cortos Internacionales

UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
March 15, 2014 1:00 pm


A collection of international short films that present varied accounts of the Latino experience. Hilarious, heart-wrenching, and at times, inspiring, these works serve as a reminder of the unifying power of cinema.

In This Program

  1. Acalanto

    Arturo Soboia / Narrative Shorts / Brazil / 2013 / Drama / 23 mins
    An illiterate, elderly woman seeks to soothe the pain of her missing son by asking a close friend to read an old letter her son wrote to her many years ago. The two develop a tender friendship as they both become complicit in sharing hope that her son will be found.

  2. Aja Por Instinto

    Paulo de Tarso Disca / Narrative Shorts / Brazil / 2013 / Comedy Showcase / 15 mins
    A romantic comedy of errors in which several individuals living in the same apartment complex become entangled through a series of mishaps and misunderstandings. It all begins when Jorge vows to stay single, a promise challenged by the arrival of his beautiful new neighbor, Erica.

  3. Camionero

    Sebastían Miló / Narrative Shorts / Cuba / 2012 / Drama / 28 mins
    A teenager attending a boarding school in Cuba during the 1970s suffers incessantly grotesque abuse from his peers, prompting one of his classmates to take a stance against the aggressors. Contains graphic violence.

  4. Cólera

    Aritz Moreno / Narrative Shorts / Spain / 2013 / Horror / 7 mins
    A townsman is infected with a mysterious disease. His neighbors take matters into their own hands to ensure his infection does not spread.

  5. Gente Buena

    David Norris / Narrative Shorts / Puerto Rico / 2013 / Comedy Showcase / 9 mins
    Pito is trying to enjoy the simple pleasures that arise from watching an exciting game of basketball and drinking his favorite beer. A malfunction with his television and a visit from a stranger threaten to ruin his perfect afternoon.

  6. Guárdame Puesto

    Alfredo Hueck / Narrative Shorts / Venezuela / 2013 / Comedy Showcase / 11 mins
    A couple throws caution to the wind despite their better judgment and attempts to find a parking space at a popular Caracas destination. Their relationship is tested throughout their zany search for the perfect spot.

  7. La Donna

    Nicolás Dolensky / Narrative Shorts / Argentina / 2013 / Drama / 15 mins
    Two men and a woman have a booze filled dinner as they playfully flirt with one another, sing, and enjoy witty banter. A subtle action changes the mood of the room leading to a palpable emotional emptiness between the guests.

  8. La Novia

    Esteban Zabala / Narrative Shorts / Costa Rica / 2013 / Drama / 95 mins
    A taxi driver is tempted by the bizarre proposal a mysterious passenger makes, setting the stage for a moral duel of how far one will go for monetary gains.

Dates & Times

Cortos Internacionales

UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
March 15, 2014 1:00 pm