A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950’s weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty young girl all find the city welcomes them and changes their lives in some way.
Month: December 2018
Immigration officers raid the kitchen of a Montreal restaurant. Illegal immigrant dishwashers flee, including a certain Pablo Torres… Claire, a teacher, lives alone. Claire’s sister, Annie, a lawyer, has a problem: the visa of her client Pablo, a political refugee who was tortured in his Latin American homeland, is about to expire. Would Claire marry him so he can remain in Canada? Afterwards, she and Pablo will go their separate ways. Claire reluctantly agrees. They marry, but Immigration knows what’s going on. The two are forced to live together…
Gaby: A True Story is about a young woman — the child of rich European refugees living in Mexico — who was stricken with cerebral palsy at birth. Though her body is completely paralyzed, her mind is unaffected, and she is able to become a college graduate and an acclaimed author.
Period drama set in Montreal in 1925. Tells the story of a six-year-old boy, David, his grandfather, a horse called Ferdeleh and the comic-tragic ambitions of the boy’s father who wants to become a rich man.
Pompeyo and Rodolfo work at the “Heraldo de Madrid”, but they dream of becoming film actors. They go to a casting for an American film that is being shot for a few days in Madrid. After being rejected, as a way to become famous, they decide to fake the murder of one of them in the city’s Puerta del Sol Square. They steal a skeleton, burn it, and make everybody believe that it is the remains of Pompeyo. As part of the plan, Pompeyo goes to Barcelona. The plot thickens when Rodolfo is detained, accused of the murder.
Writer Ramón Gómez de la Serna makes a humorous monologue about the monocle without glass, the noises of the corral and the importance of the hand in the art of oratory.