Parallel Activities Programme 2024

April 22, 2024

All films are screened with Greek subtitles

Monday 27th May – With free entry

Hellenic American Union
(22 Massalias Str., Athens)


Short film screenings “cortoFeCHA” (Duration 80’)

José Luis Saturno, Mexico, 2022, 7’

A town suffering a long drought entrusts its destiny to a wandering musician who has the power to bring rain with his accordion’s music.

David Hebrero, Spain, 2023, 23’

Valentine’s Day is the day Isabel has been waiting for the whole year. When she wakes up, she realizes her mom has mysteriously disappeared and her abusive father has moved back in.

Gerald B. Fillmore, Spain, 2023, 10’

After ten years living together, Sebastian is going to confess the truth to Lucia about his sexual orientation. Sebastian is a victim of social pressure and he has been leading a double life but now the time has come to confess Lucia that he is heterosexual. It’s time to come out of the closet, or rather to back into it.

Eulàlia Ramon, Spain, 2022, 12’

Nominated for a Goya award
Monica is a normal woman with a normal life in any place in any of these modern times. However, one day, for an unimportant detail that could have been resolved like any other previous disagreement, she kills her husband. She thus discovers crime as a substitute for anxiolytics, liberation from all hypocritical moralism and, why not?, the usefulnes.

Sara Jael Galvis Vera, Colombia, 2023, 18’

Azai, an introspective teenager, and her annoying younger brother Antonio anxiously await the arrival of their parents while spending holidays with their relatives. Antonio seeks to spend time with Azai, but she constantly avoids him as she tries to hide the fact that their parents are getting divorced. Frustrated Antonio unleashes a family fight.

Nüll García, Spain, 2023, 10’

Two friends bump into each other at a shopping mall’s toilet after losing touch in their teens. One is a successful white businesswoman while the other is a romani woman who hardly makes ends meet.


Lucero González, Mexico, 2022, 84’

A journey to rediscover the great bet of fifty years of life and feminist activism of a group of women united to make a revolt and see the changes in the new generations.
Screening in collaboration with Lesbians* on the verge and the Embassy of Mexico
In the context of Athens Pride Week

TUESDAY 28th MAY – With free entry

Hellenic American Union
(22 Massalias Str., Athens)


Mercedes Arias – Delfina Vidal, Panama – Colombia, 2022, 92’

The official submission of Panama to the Oscars.
A cinematic portrait of the larger-than-life love affair of Panamanian diplomat Tito Arias and his wife, famous dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn, that weaves together interviews, found footage, letters, old photographs, and emotive dance sequences.
In collaboration with the Embassy of Panama.

WEDNESDAY 29th MAY – With free entry

Roof of Instituto Cervantes
(31 Skoufa str, Athens)


Tribute to Peruvian director Roberto Bonilla
In collaboration with the Embassy of Peru

Roberto Bonilla is an outstanding director and screenwriter who made short documentaries, animated and fiction films. His cinematographic work depicts what it was like to make films in Peru between the eighties and nineties, and constitutes a significant contribution to the audiovisual heritage and the history of Peruvian cinema.

ES AMADOR (1979, 12’)
To the rhythm of violin and cajón, the documentary shows part of the life of Afro-Peruvian musician and zapateador Amador Ballumbrosio, known to his friends as Champita.

Based on the poetic narration “Hay Si, Santiago Paisi”, by Cesar Calvo, an irrigator from northern Peru sows the “caña brava” and harvests the “caña dulce”.

LAZEROS (1990, 10’)
In Úcupe, Chiclayo, there was the hobby of the horsemen to go out to capture wild donkeys that came down from the ravine of the highlands to the coastal plain, in search of fresh grass. Master Urita is in charge of making the leather lassoes; the patrol is commanded by Jaime Rivas, the best Lazerote, and Segundo Rivera, the fastest roper in the world.

EL TERCER SUEÑO (1987, 10’)
On a deserted beach, two 17th century gentlemen duel for the honor of a beautiful 20th century woman.

AL TOQUE DE QUEDA (1987, 9’)
Animated short film that narrates, in a comedy tone, the adventures and misadventures of a character who is shot during the curfew, installed to stop the wave of violence that convulses the country by the terrorist group Shining Path.

PM López (1999, 16’)
Short film that, with black humor, depicts life as a reality TV show.