Bite-Size Cinema

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The Bite-Size Cinema collection includes the following titles:

60 Years Old

60 años
Drama, Fiction Spain
Rosa’s husband dies on his 60th birthday. But she will not abandon him on such a special day.

7 Reasons to Run Away (from Society)

7 Raons per Fugir (de la Societat)
Comedy, Fiction Spain
Seven darkly humorous stories whose protagonists are downright detestable. Seven characteristics that make us unbearable. Seven reasons it’s best to avoid people altogether. Seven surrealist visions of a dysfunctional society.

Art Poetry, Part 1

Animation, Romance Spain
Have you ever wondered what would it be like to mash-up Shakespeare’s poems with sound, music, pictures, and illustration? Art Poetry bringing people closer to poetry by representing a selection of the most significant poems in the history of literature in two-minute animation pieces.

Art Poetry, Part 2

Animation, Romance Spain
Have you ever wondered what would it be like to mash-up Shakespeare’s poems with sound, music, pictures, and illustration? Art Poetry bringing people closer to poetry by representing a selection of the most significant poems in the history of literature in two-minute animation pieces.

Blast Beat

Comedy, Musical, Fiction United States
A Colombian metalhead and new American suburbanite makes a leap into adulthood to save his family. An Uber Metalized American Latino Adventure That'll Kick Your Ass Back to the Y2K.

Brickmakers (Chircales)

Chircales
Documentary, Classic Colombia
An essential and highly influential classic, Chircales is the product of two of the most prominent and rebellious voices of the New Latin American Cinema: Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva.

Carretera Cartonera: Discover the World of Cartonera Publishers

Carretera cartonera
Documentary Italy
Carretera Cartonera travel across Latin America to understand Cartonera book production. What they find is a diverse and vast array of citizens and cooperatives committed to using literary production as a means of fighting for social justice, economic equality, and a more sustainable world.

Carrion

Carroña
Fiction, Thriller Spain
Laura and Pedro are walking peacefully with their dog in the mountains when something gets in their way and irrupts their lives forever.

Chaval

Fiction Spain
Pablo, a common young guy, meets his friend Nestor at dawn. They are both waiting for the van that will pick them up. Meanwhile, Pablo’s mother doesn’t stop calling him to come home.

Curupira and the Machine of the Destiny

Curupira e a máquina do destino
Fiction, Experimental Brazil, France
An encounter between the entity Curupira, a queer devil who protects the forests of Brazil, and the incarnated ghost of Iracema, a 14-year-old prostitute.

Down to the Wire

Fiction, Animation, Thriller, Science Fiction Spain
Somewhere in a post-apcopalyptic world settled by people made of wire, a stranger arrives to a ghost town where the only inhabitants are a man and his daughter...

Eggnog

Ponche de huevo
Fiction, Comedy Spain
Celia doesn't want to celebrate her birthday. She is at that stage of life when it is better to think about other things. Her friends try to cheer her up with a strange gift.

Elena

Documentary United States, Dominican Republic
When the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, Elena becomes the face of the struggle against the opaque bureaucratic process and a racist, hostile society, to stay in a country built on the labor of her forefathers.

Encounter

Encuentro
Drama, Fiction Mexico
A sudden event will draw an unexpected path between Arcelia, an elderly lady, and the young Julian.

Erasing The Border

Documentary Mexico, United States
Mexican American artist Ana Teresa Fernández imagines a creative way to make the US-Mexico border wall disappear.

Fabrizio's Initiation

El inicio de Fabrizio
Comedy, Romance, Fiction Argentina
Fabrizio is looking forward to the first time with his girlfriend. With ease and humor, Mariano Biasin contrasts the double standards of parents with adolescent sexual awakening.

Green Screen Gringo

Documentary, Experimental The Netherlands
Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting, and yet turbulent, Brazil.

Hijab

Hiyab
Drama, Fiction Spain
The director of an institute tries to persuade a new pupil to remove her hijab but the young woman resists.

In the High School

En el instituto
Drama, Fiction Spain
In high school, Angel studies, learns, grows up and has fun.

Landfall

Documentary United States
A journey of healing and resilience, delving into the power of reconnection and overcoming the lingering effects of mother-child separation at the border.

Lightborne

Alumbramiento
Fiction, Drama
A family faces the last night of its eldest member, showing their different ways of dealing with the end of life.

Lo 100to

Animation Canada
A breakup announcement brings out the best, worst, and weirdest in a Salvadoran family.

Looking for El Santo

Documentary Mexico, Cuba
This intimate short documentary reveals the surreal story of Santo's debut in cinema, during the Cuban Revolution.

Marina's Ocean

Marina não vai à praia
Drama, Fiction Brazil
A 15-year-old girl yearns to see the ocean, but her disability interferes. Unable to travel to the beach with her sister and friends, Marina strikes out on an adventure of her own.

Monumental History of Modern-Day Spain

Documentary, Experimental Spain
Some long steps towards today.

Motorcyclist’s Happiness Won't Fit Into His Suit

Al motociclista no le cabe la felicidad en el traje
Fiction, Drama, Experimental Mexico
There he sits proudly on his beautiful motorbike, certain that he alone can explore the jungle. A playful re-enactment with reversed roles that takes aim at colonialism.

Nibbler

Mordisquitos
Fiction, Romance, Comedy Spain
Nico and Julia are thinking about moving in together. There's only a small problem: he has a cat called Nibbler and she's allergic.

One Night Alone

Una noche solos
Fiction, Drama, Comedy Argentina
Celina and Alejo, with their son Camilo, face relationship woes. A hotel night gift from Alejo's mother brings unexpected twists, testing their hopes for a rejuvenated romance.

Our Song to War

Nuestro canto a la guerra
Documentary, Experimental Colombia, Belgium
Following a massacre by the FARC guerrillas, a Colombian village emerges as a mysterious place where people sing as they guide spirits across a mystic river.

Parents

Los padres
Drama, Fiction Spain
Azu and Cristi have just turned 14 years old and they still haven’t been able to get their parents out of their home.

Plastic Killer

Fiction, Comedy, Science Fiction Spain
Amparo survives in an old deserted haberdashery with Carmela, a plastic bag which she considers her own daughter.

Plot Point

Punto de giro
Fiction, Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction Spain
Clara and Luis have an argument. It’s not the first and it’s always over the same issue: Clara’s job interferes with Luis’ desire to have a family.

Porcelain Horse

Mejor no hablar (de ciertas cosas)
Drama, Fiction Ecuador
Paco and his brother Luis break into their parents' house to steal a porcelain horse for drug money. Confronted by their father, a fight unfolds with chilling consequences.

Returned

Documentary United States
As three families are deported to Honduras, the film explores the experience of being returned to a familiar, yet increasingly unsafe situation.

Saturday Night

Documentary Canada
A poetic and bittersweet snapshot of aging in a foreign urban setting, viewed through the eyes of three Latin American immigrants and their connection to dance.

Seashore

Beira mar
Drama, Fiction, Romance Brazil
During a weekend in the winter, two young men attempt to rekindle their friendship, witnessed by a cold raging sea.

She Wolf Totem

Tótem loba
Fiction, Thriller
Estíbaliz accepts her friend Raquel’s invitation to attend her village’s festivities. What initially seems like an exciting weekend turns into a nightmare.

Song for Cuba

Documentary, Experimental Canada
A young Cuban couple chart a new course for themselves on an island in the North Atlantic.

Spain in Crisis: A Collective Response

Documentary, Experimental Spain
This crucial collection offers a fresh and much-needed perspective from artists and activists alike on the current Spanish fiscal crisis and the 15M movement, which influenced popular protests around the world, including the USA’s own Occupy Wall Street.

Summer Hit

Drama, Fiction, Romance Germany
Laia from Spain and Emil from Iceland are exchange students in Munich. After having sex a couple of times, Emil professes his love to Laia, who panics. It it just a summer fling?

Swimming Pool

Piscina
Fiction, Comedy Spain
Santi (Ferrán Vilajosana) and Jota (Álex Villazán) are living in the outskirts of Madrid. Like many others, they have decided not to study or work, spending their time drinking beer.

That Guy from the Train

El chico del tren
Fiction, Romance Spain
Every day, Sara runs into Tobías on her way to work. One morning she accepts his invitation for coffee, which will be the first of several rendezvous to affect her more deeply.

The Authority

Drama, Fiction Spain
A Spanish-Moroccan family that is going out on vacation is stopped by the police. After the humiliating search, things will never be the same.

The Birth

El nacimiento
Drama, Fiction Spain
A sterile worker who wishes to have a child must assist a young woman in labor who does not want to have the baby.

The Killing of the Pig

La matança del porc
Documentary, Experimental Spain, United States
From one of today's most respected filmmakers, dive into the mind of an amateur filmmaker in the '70s, concocting daring alternatives to tackle the 2012 economic crisis. A thought-provoking modern classic.

The Orphan

O órfão
Drama, Fiction Brazil
Jonathas has been adopted, but it doesn't take long until he is returned because he is "different" from the other kids. Inspired by true events.

The Parabolic Dish

La parabólica
Drama, Fiction Spain
During the broadcast of the Pope`s visit, Vicente’s television is broken. Desperate, he decides to make a homemade parabolic dish.

The Wall: The Effect of its Imposing Presence on Migrant Families

Documentary United States
A firsthand look at the reality of the Hispanic population in the United States and the current undocumented immigration crisis, touching on topics such as the U.S.-Mexico border wall, the effects of family separation at the border, deportation, and DACA.

The Year of the Radio

El año del radio
Animation, Fiction, Drama Mexico
Mexico in the '90s. Seven-year-old Alex and his little siblings are left in the care of their senile Aunt Lola, while their mother works as a host on a radio station.

Video-Dérives: Sol

Video-dérives: Sol
Documentary, Experimental Spain
An exploration of how citizens register images during the biggest social protests in Spain.

We Need It Yesterday

Para ayer
Fiction, Comedy Spain
An emerging production company is ready to do whatever it takes in order to get the job from an award-winning advertising agency.

What Happens to a Dream Deferred

Documentary United States
An intimate portrait of a day in the life of two DACA recipients whose lives were thrown into limbo after the program was rescinded on September 5, 2017.

What Would You Pack?

Documentary United States
What would you pack in the suitcase of a loved one, if they were going to be deported?

Woody and Woody

Fiction, Animation, Comedy Spain
A young Woody Allen meets an old Woody Allen having a drink in a bar. A great dialogue begins.