Sitges 2015 revs its engines with alfresco short film screenings
When the 48th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is just over two months away, the Festival is organizing a mini marathon of short films at the Sitges – Aiguadolç Marina, an initiative that has been going on for four years running.
The event will be on Saturday, 1 August, at 23:00, with a lineup including seven short films that could be seen last year at Sitges 2014. What they all have in common is the fantasy and horror theme and their track record at different national and international festivals, where many of them have picked up important awards.
Aún hay tiempo, by Albert Pintó. On Christmas night, Ángel shows up at the mall where his ex-girlfriend Nina works, intent on fixing things with her. What he doesn’t know yet is that in order to recover the girl, he has to escape from a space-time maze created by a mysterious Santa Claus doll.
Baskin, by Can Evrenol. Shot during the police charges in Gezi Park in Istanbul, Baskin follows four policemen who, after receiving a routine call, will discover something terrifying.
El bosque negro, by Paul Urkijo. Sir Hector, a brave knight with armor and a steed, prepares to enter the ungodly Black Forest to free a beautiful, virginal lady, prisoner of a terrible ogre. ¿Will our hero manage to succeed where others succumbed to horror and death?
Interior. Familia, by Gerard Quinto, Esteve Soler and David Torras. A couple of loving parents wake their son up in the middle of the night. They need to talk to him about something urgent and terrifying that will change his life forever.
La carrera, by Christopher Cartagena. A small village has been overwhelmed by the appearance of a strange epidemic affecting the entire population. Alfredo has also been infected but, through a game, he will train his daughter to get out on her own. Will the girl be able to leave her father when the time comes?
Nada S.A., by Albert Pintó and Caye Casas. Carlos has been unemployed for years; he’s desperate after failing at all the work interviews he’s gone to. One day he sees an announcement for a company looking for someone who wants to get paid for doing nothing. Carlos gets the job and that day will change his life.
Óscar desafinado, by Mikel Alvariño. Violeta jokingly tells her boyfriend Oscar that if she dies before him, he has to wait at least 2 years to go out with another woman and if he doesn’t, she’ll return from the tomb to take revenge. Soon afterwards, Violeta dies. And Oscar meets Ana.