Asalto al cine tells the tale of four youth youngsters: Negus, Chale, Sapo and Chata. Friends since childhood, the teenagers come from a block of floats in Mexico's Guerrero colony and have too much time on their hands. They start toying with the idea of robbing a cinema. Each has a different problem and finds his own reason to go ahead with the heist. The adventure brings them into a head-on-clash with their lives and threatens the only thing they have: their friendship.
Tomás Choc is two days and 150Km away of seeing his only daughter Lucía for the first time in 20 years. The Army kidnapped her during the Guatemlaan civil war, when she was only three years old. Despite the pain suffered by her absence Tomás kept a diary of this years of struggle, resistance and survival hoping that this diary will someday get to his daughter's hands.
Ray and Ramona are a young couple. They hate the injustice of the social context they are part of. Each from their own niche -Ramona as a musician, Ray as an activist- try to fight for a more just world. Devoted to self-sabotage, Ray fails in his rebellion and drags Ramona into a downward spiral that culminates in an act of poetic terrorism.
Francisco, a lonely neglected autism sufferer, finds a rat and makes it his pet. Discovering the animal, the family throws him out. He moves to his sister's house in remote village but there too is met with rejection. He runs away into the forest, where the beauty of nature surprises him until a fall teaches him that it can also be inhospitable. Rescued and cured by an old man, he discovers a new way of life in the silent forest.
Karen discovers, after 10 years of marriage, that to have left behind her dreams to devote herself to the home chores has been a mistake that cost her youth. She decides then to separate and go in search of a life of her own. With her savings she rents a room in the center of Bogota and try to get a job, but her age and inexperience will make it difficult. Karen will have to decide between returning to the stability of a relationship and face life for helself.
Nora Díaz has an unhealthy obsession for putting on a show and telling lies. She journeys towards her obsessions, testing her characters in real situations, in the street. Through these, she watches and listens to the conscious and unconscious inventions of a society, the Chilean society, where truth and lies merge as one.
Sunday, election day. Salvador gets up early and starts working on his allotment. He's a calm, humble man, who pays litlle attention to the village commotion over election of the new mayor. But his routine is suddenly thrown into confusion. In the early hours of the morning, someone has dumped several corpses in a macabre pile among his corn plants.
Cinéma en Construction 41 Toulouse 31 mars & 1er avril 2022 (on line et on site)