Because There Are Things That You Never Forget


Stars: ★★★1/2

Year: 2009

Country: Argentina

Director: Lucas Figueroa

Cast: Emiliana Olmedo, Nicolo Urbinati, Giulio Baldari, Victor Menegas, Tiziano Scarponi, Fabio Cannavaro, Amadeo Carboni

Original Title: Porque hay cosas que nunca se olvidan

Some days ago, Argentinian filmmaker Lucas Figueroa was unknown to most of the people. Today, he’s in all newspapers around the world. Why? Because he won the Guiness World Record Award for the most awarded shortfilm in the world, and in history. The exact number is 278 in international festivals, without taking less important awards into account. The film is called Because There Are Things You Never Forget and lasts 13 minutes.

The story takes place in Italy, where a group of kids play football everyday, annoying and old woman who is their neighbour. One day, their ball finishes up inside her garden, so they ask her to give them the ball back, and she does. But not before bursting the ball with her knitting needles and giving them an evil grin. The boys won’t forget this… on the contrary, they’ll come up with a horrible revenge.

This story, according to Figueroa, doesn’t try to convey any message. It’s pure entertainment, and full of black humour. It is the third short film in a trilogy, preceded by Con que 24 (which won 60 awards) and Boletos por favor (79 awards).

Lucas Figueroa was born in 1978 in Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated in the UBA, and ever since he has been travelling between Buenos Aires, Madrid and Los Angeles. His film Because There Are Things That You Never Forget is precisely a mixture of topics that concerns every country of the world. Childhood, friendship at this time of your life, revenge and… football. This may be the reason why the film has won so many awards from completely different places.

And finally, ladies and gentlemen, FictionWorms presents… Because There Are Things That You Never Forget. Press “play” and enjoy 🙂

– Written by GuadiRC –

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One Response to Because There Are Things That You Never Forget

  1. Pingback: Porque hay cosas que nunca se olvidan | Glutton for books, movies & series

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