Elena y las sombras / Elena and the Shadows

A film by César Cepeda

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

This short film preceded the screening of the feature La tierra y la sombra (Land and Shade)

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Elena y las sombras


Mexico, Fantasy/Animation, 2016
8 min, Color
No dialog

In an old Mexican neighborhood, Elena is alone in her world. Felix miraculously comes into her life and shows her how to access other universes. He shares secret spaces with her that will make her recognize that her world can be deeper than previously thought, and also that there is much more to a blind child, like Felix, than just his visual impairment.

Regional Premiere

Print Source: Lariza Melo Preciado – Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE),