Fairies

Fantasy drama
Spain
2022
Short Film
Director: JuanMa V. Betancort
Spain
2022
Synopsis

Cora is 8 years old and has a pacemaker, which forces her to suffer rejection from her schoolmates, who see her as a robot girl made of metal covered with skin. Since she can remember, her mother has been telling her that her heart was built by a forest fairy, a magical little being who chose her to carry an ideal organ that would never fail and give her many good things in the future. This legend would be enough to keep the hopes alive of a girl without friends, but Cora, fueled by the desire to have a heart like other children, only wants to hunt down her fairy to turn her into a normal girl, without having to.' go through the threatening transplant operation that she once heard her mother talking about.

While the other children her age play boyfriends and draw hearts to write the names of the lucky ones who like each other, Cora has no one and paints hearts that only fit her.

After an unpleasant school day in which she has once again been teased by her classmates, Cora decides to go in search of her fairy: first in the forest closest to her house (at dusk, which is when the fairies come out) and then in the town square, where the traditional Fiesta de Los Corazones is celebrated. Little Cora will understand, during this peculiar party, that what she needed to feel normal was not the help of some legendary beings, but to discover that another boy her age wants to be with her despite the fact that everyone considers her a robot girl.

Cast: Helena Sempere, Aïda Ballmann, Javier Suárez
Director: JuanMa V. Betancort
Production: Insularia Films

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