An elderly couple lives happily after a long life of prosperity. As every morning, the old man lovingly makes breakfast for his wife and takes it to her bed. The reflection of the reality the woman is living (and she has lived all her life) arrives in an unexpected way. She has, finally, managed to open her eyes.
"Burn" is a film essay on body wear and acceleration. Different bodies enter a vicious circle of ill-treatment and madness that will eventually transform the matter in them. Through allegory and visual metaphors, the short aims to show certain ideas such as capitalism, the consumer society, the society of fatigue and other derived concepts. A mix of genres; a kind of body horror with elements of fantasy, including video dance, building the entirety of this film essay. Are you ready to burn?
A young woman wakes up in a mysterious forest with no recollection of why she is there. After finding a loose tooth on the ground beside her, she spots the light of a lantern in the distance and follows it in hopes of finding a way out of the darkness. Walking becomes running, and running quickly becomes hiding in the shadows, when she discovers that the person carrying the lantern is her mirror image.
Gus, a drug addict publicist is locked in his bathroom due to a missing knob, which has been temporarily removed for renovations in his new office. During his stay in the bathroom, he cannot take the drugs he is used to, so he turns to cleaning products instead. From this, he invokes an imaginary creature called "The Mop" that, despite his gruesome appearance, will make Gus get out of the bathroom completely cured of his addiction.
Gala of the award ceremony for the Best Short Film of the Festival Section dedicated to short films produced, directed or in the Catalan language. The gala will be preceded by a Q&A with the authors of the short films in competition.