Directed by Chico Pereira
2017, 86 min, digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Manolo, who leads a simple life in Southern Spain, loves two things: his animals and wandering through nature. Against the advice of his doctor, he decides to plan one last trek in the U.S., the brutal 2,200-mile Trail of Tears, but not without his donkey. As their adventure continues, Manolo’s wondrous friendship with his animal finds a beautiful equilibrium. Will they find the American West? More importantly, will they be able to see life as it is, and not as it should be? The film has been recognized by the International Documentary Association (IDA) with a Best Script award, the Jury Award at Docs México, the Audience award at Málaga Spanish Film Festival and has been part of the official selection of Rotterdam Film Festival, among many others.
Preceded by: THE DISINHERITED / LOS DESHEREDADOS - Laura Ferrés, 2017, 18 min, digital. In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles.
A portrait of the director’s father as he faces the end of his family business. Pere Ferrés is 53 years old and owns a small bus company. His straitened circumstances force him to drive drunken bachelor-party-bound revelers who destroy his vehicle, but he is not prepared to lose his dignity. 56º Semaine de la Critique - Cannes (France): Best Short Film, Spanish Academy Award: Best Short Film (2017), among many others.