Las cosas simples

The Simple Things / Les coses simples

  • Director: Álvaro Anguita
  • Screenplay: Álvaro Anguita
  • Production company: Equeco
  • Producer: Pablo Calisto
  • Cinematography: Tomás Alzamora
  • Edition: Diego Méndez
  • Sound: Mauro Beltrán
  • Art direction: Michelle Mege
  • Music: Martín Schlotfeldt
  • Cast: Catalina Saavedra, Ana Reeves, Carlos Felipe Montero
  • Runtime: 26 min.
  • Format: DCP, 35mm
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Country: Chile
  • Year: 2015
  • EN: Penelope is a civil servant who lives with her mother, who has Alzheimer's. One day she meets Ulises, a poor old man who has lost his memory and his identity papers. She convinces him that he is her father and he must come home to take care of his wife.
  • ES: Penélope es una funcionaria del Registro Civil que vive con su madre enferma de alzhéimer. Un día conoce a Ulises, un viejo indigente sin memoria ni registros al que convence de que es su padre y que debe volver a casa para cuidar de su esposa.
  • CAT: Penélope és una funcionària del Registre Civil que viu amb la seva mare malalta d'Alzheimer. Un dia coneix a Ulisses, un vell indigent sense memòria ni registres a qui convenç que és el seu pare i que ha de tornar a casa per tenir cura de la seva esposa.

Screening History

FestivalCountryAward
2016Clermont-Ferrand - International Short Film FestivalFranceGrand Prix for International Film
2016Du grain Démoudre International Film FestivalFranceBest Short Film
2016Lakino - Festival Latinoamericano de Cortometrajes de BerlínGermanyBest short film
2016Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La HabanaCuba
2016Melbourne International Film FestivalAustralia
2015Festival Biarritz Amérique LatineFrance
2016CINÉLATINO - Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine de ToulouseFrance
2016Brussels Short Film FestivalBelgium
2016Jeonju International Film FestivalKorea South
2016International Best of Short Films Festival - La CiotatFrance
2016Tabor Film FestivalCroatia
2016Curta Kinoforum - São Paulo International Short Film FestivalBrazil
2016International Short Film Festival in DRAMAGreece
2016FECIDISCOVI Festival Internacional de Cine sobre la Discapacidad de Collado VillalbaSpain
2017Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film FestivalGermany
2017Mostra de Cinema Llatinoamericà de LleidaSpain
2017Prague Short Film FestivalCzech Republic
2017BISFF - Busan International Short Film FestivalKorea South
2016Zubroffka Internationa Short Film FestivalPoland
2016Lviv International Short Film Festival - Wiz ArtUkraine
2016FICBUEU - Festival Internacional CortometrajesSpain
2016Festival de Courts Métrages au Clair de LuneFrance
2016Court c'est Court! Short Film FestivalFrance