Using fantastic elements from the Mexican and Latin American comic book tradition, everyday reality is woven with magical realism in four original half-hour dramas.
“Seeing Through Walls” follows the transformation of a prison inmate turned volunteer guinea pig when a prototype microchip is implanted in his brain. Suddenly, he has access to a wealth of knowledge — and a new understanding.
“In the Mirror” is the haunting tale of a family’s encounter with a mirror bequeathed by a deceased aunt. Once hung, the mirror becomes a window to the other side, a place magically inhabited by the family’s dead relatives. It also casts a spell on a daughter seeking sanctuary from a recent tragedy.
In “Mangas”, a Costa Rican orphan is adopted by an American family. Isolated in a new home, the boy’s loneliness prompts his magical stuffed monkey to transform his suburban bedroom into a magical rainforest. But can this magic world stay confined to a single room?
In “The Fix” a once-talented boxer who threw away his promise now takes dives for chump change. During a particularly brutal bout he sees a “calavera” — a Mexican death figure. Sensing his death to be imminent, he accepts his final fight and then races to reconcile with the loved ones he has disappointed.
- Carlos AvilaProducer