En el espejo del cielo (1998)

 |  Short  |  17 April 1998 (Mexico)
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A boy plays with a plane's reflection on a pond near his house.


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A reflection on a young boy's steps toward maturity. A boy of seven or eight lives with his mother in a small house in rural Mexico. He wants to capture a jet airplane that flies over the fields every day. He tries to grab its reflection when it passes across the animals' watering hole. First, he tries leaping astride the reflection, another day he flings one of his mother's blankets over it as it passes. Then, he builds a box with a side flap he can close as the plane's reflection travels the surface of the pond. With success comes responsibility: what should he do with the plane once he's captured it in his box? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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17 April 1998 (Mexico)  »

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In the Mirror of the Sky  »

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great short
27 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This silent 10-minute short from Mexico about a young boy and his efforts to capture a plane's reflection in a water puddle effectively conveys the joys and wonder that one feels as a child. All to often that sheer wonder of life can be jaded by life's harsh realities and one can only hope to go back to that simpler time in life. This is one of the best shorts I've seen for that reason. This short has universal appeal and can be enjoyed by pretty much everyone. From the young to the merely young-at-heart. I'm searching for a copy of the writers' first full length movie "Zurdo" hoping they can recapture the magic that they have shown here.

My Short Film Grade: A

Where I saw it: Atom Films

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