imported by: Little México Film Fest
curated by: Comfort Station
present: Selections from Promofest.
The Little México Film Festival or LiMe Film Fest an itinerant & international festival of short films by independent filmmakers, was founded in 2010 in the Little Village Chicago Il. to provide a constructive platform for filmmakers of any skill level and provide an opportunity to explore issues that affect communities through dialogue.
LiMe Film Fest seeks to expose cinematic talent of all ages and levels and welcomes all media/audiovisual individuals and arts organizations to participate.
The Little México Film Festival has joined forces with COMFORT STATION, which is a multidisciplinary art space whose mission is to present challenging and stimulating programming that is open and accessible to everyone.
Since 1992, Promofest has been promoting and distributing Spanish short films to festivals worldwide. Fiction, animation, experimental and documentary films, all kind of films make up our catalogue. Throughout these years, the works of the companies we represent have been selected and won prizes at more than 1.000 international festivals.
PORTRAIT OF A WIND-UP MAKER (Spain)
Chema is an expat architect from Spain 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 recycle items.
The Working Dead (Spain)
By Fernando González
Cuando todo está perdido levantarse es la única esperanza.
When everything is lost raise is the only hope.
Arroz y Fósforos (Argentina)
Grief dwells within an old man in overwhelming solitude. His wife’s death and the pragmatic indifference of his son and daughter behold the elderly figure clinging onto a long used suitcase, custodian of his egotist ambitions. But something startling will shake his bitter lethargy, bringing about a magical redemption.
Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood. He dreams of writer’s glory and luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day Filip gets a knock on the door. His neighbour Tereza, an older prostitute that Filip tries to avoid by all means, asks him to write a letter for her fiancé. Filip agrees. And it would all end up fine if a week later Tereza would not show up at his doorstep again, asking him to write an answer to the previous letter.
LA RED (Spain)
Esperanza waits for the sea to return her husband. Clinging to an old fishing net she tries to keep her memories from fading away but her grandson Fabian is intent on destroying them tearing the net by playing football. Anchored in yesterday Esperanza must leave behind the boat and this chapter of her memories to live a new day tomorrow.
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 the true meaning of her words. A tense, diamond-hard film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.
Whale Valley (Denmark and Iceland)
The film shows a pure love story between two brothers who live in a remote Icelandic fjord with their parents.When the younger brother a little boy witnesses a life or death moment involving his big brother it sets in motion the possibility of either a great tragedy or a turning point to better times in the brothers’ lives.
In Icelandic with English subtitles
La Loteria/The Lottery (USA)
As Augusto Ramirez waited to board his flight to America, he remembered the three biggest regrets of his life…|A Spanish language short film, written and directed by a New Zealander, starring Puerto Rican and Swedish actors, scored by a Venezuelan and an American, shot entirely in New York, and set in the Dominican Republic…about love
Une Histoire Syrienne/A Syrian Story (Canada)
Samer Beyhum, Director
Jessica a freelance photographer and a member of 99% Media decides to leave Montreal and go to Syria her native country to cover the conflict that has lasted three years and film the horrors suffered by Syrian people under the regime of Bashar Al Assad. Through the striking images she films and testimonies of activists, she tells the story of the terrible tragedy of the Syrian people.
with English Subtitles
Media: Digital Projection.