ARENAL, by Rafa Alberola (Spain)
Two teenage friends spend their summer in Madrid but they can’t see each other. Gonzalo has failed several subjects again and is punished, locked up at home, studying for the September exams. At the same time, his friend Charlie rides around the city alone on a skateboard while taking photos and videos that he shares on Instagram although, in reality, what he would like most is to be with Gonzalo.
CORRESPONDENCIA (Correspondence), by Carla Simón, Dominga Sotomayor (Chile / Spain)
In the form of a filmed epistolary conversation, two young filmmakers discuss film, the present and past of families, legacies, and maternity. Their personal and profound reflections —which are embodied in the graceful images which they shoot day after day— are suddenly echoed by the political emergency of a country.
POL.LEN (Polen / Pollen), by Blanca Camell Galí (France / Spain)
Anna, who lives abroad, returns to Barcelona for a few days. Back in her city, she remembers her love with Alex while getting lost in the neighbourhood where they used to live. However, mass tourism has transformed the city, and when Anna discovers that her former apartment is now a holiday let, a flood of memories resurfaces from the past.
PROFECÍA (Prophecy), by Julieta Juncadella (Spain / Argentina)
Three young friends of Moroccan origin travel on a lost island, sing, dance, and take us into the shelter of an uninhabited lighthouse. They discover this unknown land like the explorers in a tale of adventures.