About the Film
New York International Children’s Film Festival’s annual program “¡Hola Cine!” delivers the best Latinx stories from around the world, and not just in Spanish, but also English, and even Portuguese, celebrating the many Latinx cultures, histories, identities and languages. Recommended by ages 10+.
Films in this program:
Alma y Paz
Live Action, Cris Gris; 2021, 14 min. In Spanish, with English subtitles
Sisters Alma and Paz have to consider parting with their childhood home. While the decision seems clearer for city-dwelling Paz, for younger Alma, their place in the Mexican countryside is full of memories hard to leave behind.
Live Action, Jefferson Stein; 2021, 14 min. In English, O’odham and Spanish with English subtitles.
In southern Arizona, on the Tohono O’odham Nation, a young Indigenous girl meets a girl her age from across the border who has been separated from her dad.
I’m a Vampire
Live Action, Sofia Garza-Barba; 2020, 15 min. In Spanish, with English subtitles
In and amongst the confusion created by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, 8 year-old Jackie believes she is turning into a vampire.
My Name is Maluum
Animation, Luísa Copetti; 2021, 8 min. In Brazilian Portuguese, with English subtitles
Maalum comes from a home surrounded by love and Afro-centered references. When her classmates tease her about her name, Maluum discovers the lovely legacy of her name and ancestry.
Our Lady Lupe
Live Action, Dominique Nieves; 2021, 15 min. In Spanish, with English subtitles
Chico’s luck might be a Lady Lupe in mechanic’s coveralls when he looks for a way to help out his mom, in this magical realist short about the power of family and the magic of Lotería.
My Grandma Matilde
Animation, Miguel Anaya Borja; 2021, 10 min. No dialogue
With a keen eye for art and a soft-spot for all creatures, Maria’s easily distracted in the eyes of her more practical grandmother. But their relationship shifts when Maria’s grandmother remembers a secret from her own childhood.
Presented in partnership with Park City Library as part of the Cine en Español Series.