The Muse
269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR

Spanish & International Shorts

6pm – 11pm

I'm So Happy (Soy Tan Feliz), 20 minutes, 12A
Fran is finishing the intership while she takes care of her sick mother. Drama. Spain

A Whole Future Together (Todo Un Futuro Junos), 16 minutes, 12A
Bankers. Harassment. Love? Drama. Spain

Disintegration, Alvaro Martin, 20 minutes, 12A
Samuel is an eleven year old kid that lives on the street as a result of the economic crisis. His story mirrors the country where he lives, Spain, a poor and broken country. Drama. Spain

Hubert le Bon’s Last Flight (Hubert Le Bon Azken Hegaldia), Koldo Almandoz, 10 minutes, U
The story of an engineering pioneer who dreamt of dragonflies as a child, and died living out his dream. Documentary. Spain

The Field (Soroa), Asier Altuna, 13 minutes, 12A
Arid soil, sun, wind. A procession crosses the landscape. The echoes of their prayers bring the rain. Drama. Spain

Boles, Spela Cadez, 12 minutes, 12A
Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood. He dreams of a writer’s glory and luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day he gets a knock on the door. His neighbour Tereza, a prostitute that Filip tries to avoid, asks him to write a letter for her fiancé. Animation. Germany/Slovenia

Dinner For few, Nassos Vakalis, 10 minutes, 15
During dinner the system is working like a well-oiled machine. It constantly feeds the few that foolishly consume the resources while the rest survive on what little falls off the table. When the supply is depleted the struggle for what’s left leads to a catastrophic change. Animation. United States/Greece

Safari, Gerardo Herrero, 15 minutes, 18
It is an ordinary day in an American high school, but today will not turn out like any other. Drama Spain

Lemon (Limon), Albert Madaula, 23 minutes, 18
Inside the bathroom of his home, Bega (28) and Marco (33) are immersed in a conversation reflecting complicity between them while they decide what to do the night before his birthday. Drama. Spain

Listen, Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni, 12 minutes, 12A
A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband. But the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey her true meaning. A tense film about cultural isolation and bureacratic ignorance. Drama. Denmark/Finland

The Last Days Of Cinema (Los Ultimos Dias Del Cine), Christopher Downs, 20 minutes, 12A
As the cinemas of the city are closing their doors, the relationship between Leandro and his son Martin is expiring. Leandro will try to redeem his past errors in time and excise the inner rage that has driven Martin to a grey life, to enable him to recover his imagination, dream again and find a light. Drama. Spain

Musicide (Musucidio), Ferriol Tugues, 6 minutes, U
Rene is happy playing the bagpipes. He tries to make a living playing in the street. He doesn’t mind how many coins are tossed into his hat, as long as he can carry on playing. But one day he realises that he is held in contempt by the local residents. His life and lives of the townsfolk are about to be changed forever. Animation. Spain

Mute Job, Jorris & Marieke, 4 minutes, 15
In a world populated by people without a mouth, a gory accident leads to the discovery, a mouth can be created by cutting yourself. this unleashes an enthusiastic chain reaction among the population. Animation. Netherlands

Faded Finery (Oripeaux), Sonia Gerbeaud & Mathias De Panafieu, 10 minutes. 12A
In a remote village a little girl befriends a pack of coyotes. But the villagers put a brutal end to this relationship, unaware of the revolution that awaits. Animation. France

Portrait Of A Wind-Up Maker, Dario Perez, 4 minutes, U
Chema is an expat architect who lives in Amsterdam. He has built up a new life there as a wind-up toy maker. He creates small pieces of art from recycled items. Animation. Spain

A Syrian Story (Une Histoire Syrienne), Samer Beyhum, 13 minutes, 18
Jessica, a freelance photographer and member of 99% Media, leaves Montreal and goes to her native Syria to cover the conflict and the horrors the people have suffered under Bashar Al Assad. Documentary. Canada

Volta, Stella Kyriakopoulos, 11 minutes, 12A
A mother and daughter start out from downtown Athens and head to the northern suburbs of the city. Nina thinks she’s going on a walk. Relationship Drama. Greece

Rice And Matchsticks (Arroz Y Fosforos), Javier Bel Tramino, 9 minutes, U
Grief dwells within an old man in his overwhelming solitude. The elderly figure clings to a long used suitcase, the repository of his egotist ambitions. But something starting is about to shake him from his his bitter lethargy. Animation. Spain

Lasia, Carmen Gutierrez, 12 minutes, 12A
Sonia has moved to Madrid, and now she’s not letting anything or anyone meddle with her life. Her roommate, Lasia, however, is in a very different position. Drama. Spain

#Seiscientos, Rebecca Diaz, 9 minutes, 15
Samuel, Marta and her enigmatic boyfriend, forever present on the telephone, together compose a love triangle. Drama. Spain

Zepo, Cesar Diaz Melendez, 3 minutes, 15
A long time ago, on a winter morning, a little girl goes out looking for firewood. Far from home she comes across a bloody trail, and follows it. Animation. Spain


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