ABIMBOWE is a playful look at problems of race and immigration. It’s a simple, evocative story written by Alex Montoya. The plot is driven in such a matter of fact way, from Maria’s “revelation” to the climax that I was left smiling throughout. The only thing that could have been improved is that the first time I saw it, it took me a while to realize that Maria’s mother-in-law was actually blind. There are a few seconds near the middle when Maria is helping her into the chair that it’s implied, but a little more clarity there might have helped make the point stronger.
At just over 3 minutes, this is a clever little film well worth investing some time into and deserving of the 60 film festivals it has been selected for internationally.
English subbed version of this awarded short film that playfully addresses issues such as racism and immigration.
Written and directed by Alex Montoya.
Cinematography by Jon D. Domínguez.
Featuring Irene Anula and Aurora Villanueva.
The only issue was that it was never made clear that the mother-in-law is blind. (Storytelling 3.5)