Diversidad Tribute

On Thursday 6th June 2019 the Athens’ Hispanic Film Festival – FeCHA will present a series of current short films which will cover a broad spectrum of LGBTQI+ genres such as coming out, trans marriage, feminism, polyamory, HIV stigma, same couple adoption, etc. in a tribute titled “Diversidad” during Athens Pride Week. After the screening…

The Realm / El Reino

Manuel Gómez Vidal is a beloved politician in his region: he enjoys a good social position, has a loving family, friends everywhere and plenty of natural charisma. He is also a corrupt man who has been enriching himself with public funds for years. After attempting to cover up for an associate, Manuel is left exposed.…

Common Blood / La misma sangre

The close-knit family that Carla and Santiago have built over the years is put to the test when Carla’s mother is found dead at home. It was supposedly an accident, but Santiago suspects his father-in-law, Elías, is somehow responsible. Director: Miguel Cohan Country: Argentina Production Year: 2019 Duration: 113’

Champions / Campeones

Marco is an assistant coach in Spain’s top basketball league. One day, after getting drunk, his frustration and bad attitude get him involved in a traffic accident that lands him in court. He loses his job and his girlfriend and is sentenced to the worst possible punishment for his ego: coaching a group of intellectually-disabled…

Hopelessly Devout / Mi Querida Cofradía

Carmen, a devout Catholic woman from Malaga, is about to be chosen leader of her local religious guild. But it all goes up in smoke when her biggest rival is chosen: Ignacio, a ridiculous, arrogant man who is also hell-bent on demoting her from her post. After an unfortunate “accident”, Ignacio is left unconscious in…

Super Crazy / Re loca

After years of living a monotonous life, full of ridiculous pressures and demands, a casual but magical encounter will allow Pilar to go “Super Crazy” and say and do everything that goes through her mind. Coworkers, friends, husbands and family; all shall suffer the wrath of this sudden transformation. Of course, losing your filter can…

The Chessplayer / El jugador de ajedrez

In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and meets a French journalist, Marianne Latour, and they fall in love. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with their daughter, where shortly afterwards Diego will be accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an…

Killing Jesus / Matar a Jesús

Paula witnesses the murder of her own father, a university professor. Frustrated over the local police she and her family starts to investigate the murder themselves. Located at the dark and violent Medellin the quest for truth and revenge starts. Director: Laura Mora Country: Colombia, Argentina Production Year: 2017 Duration: 100’

Lila’s Book / El Libro de Lila

Lila, a character in a children’s story book, suddenly falls out of her paper world and ends up trapped in a place she doesn’t belong – And so starts this great adventure where Lila discovers that the only person who can save her is Ramon, the owner of the book who hasn’t read it for…

Belmonte

Javier Belmonte paints large canvases with male nudes in impossible positions. The fact that his ex-wife is expecting and his 10-year-old daughter Celeste seems to be drifting away from him makes him insecure. Family life is what he actually wants. But he’s too maladjusted and stubborn to convince himself he is suitable for that. Director:…

Ashes / Cenizas

Caridad hasn’t spoken to her father in years—not since he left the family under a cloud of suspicion and accusations. But that changes when a long dormant volcano starts spewing ash and Caridad finds herself isolated and trapped within the blast zone. Director: Juan Sebastian Jacome Country: Ecuador, Uruguay Production Year: 2018 Duration: 88’

Can’t Say Goodbye / No Sé Decir Adiós

Carla gets a call from the small town where she grew up in the South of Spain. Her father, who she hasn’t spoken with in many years, is very ill. She refuses to face it and decides, against everyone’s opinion, to take him to Barcelona, where she is convinced they’ll be able to save him.…

Another Story of the World / Otra historia del mundo

It is the 1980s, and prankish political activism is alive and well in rural Uruguay. When a new military governor is installed in the town of Mosquitos, pals Milo and Esmail protest by broadcasting discontent on the radio and purloining garden gnomes respectively. The governor retaliates against Milo with extreme prejudice, so Esmail launch a…