Films: Abuelas

Abuelas

Abuelas

United Kingdom, 2011, 9 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Animated, Drama, Family Issues
Programs: First Look Student Film Section, Shorts-in-a-Feature-Length-World
Language: English, Spanish English Subtitles

DIRECTOR: Afarin Eghbal
Producer: Kasia Malipan
Editor: Katherine Lee
Screenwriter: Afarin Eghbal, Francesca Gardiner
Cinematographer: Claire Buxton
Principal Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Joy McBrinn, Jenney Surelia, Lukasz Platkowski, Alexia James

In Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild. However, a horrific turn of events mean that she must wait for decades to learn of the child’s fate. Using real-life testimonials, this animated documentary raises issues of memory, repression, and loss.

Sponsored by Liberty Global and Embassy of the Federal Republic Germany Cultural Affairs Department

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