EL ATAUD DE CRISTAL
Spain, 2016, 73′
THE GLASS COFFIN
Dressed for the occasion in an elegant evening outfit, Amanda steps into the huge luxury limousine which is parked outside her house, waiting to take her to the gala ceremony where she is due to receive a lifetime award for a career in acting. Suddenly the glass in the windows goes dark, Amanda’s phone is jammed and she can’t open any of the doors. A strange voice, distorted by a metallic filter, tells her not to try to break the windows. She will not succeed, it says; the voice has thought of everything. She would be better just to accept that she is trapped inside. If Amanda doesn’t want things to turn even more unpleasant than is strictly necessary, from now on she must do everything the voice tells her. The time has come, THE SHOW IS ABOUT TO BEGIN…
Director of cult short film Killing Time (Las Horas Muertas) and She’s Lost Control. Haritz Zubillaga was recently named by prestigious American Variety magazine as “one of the ten rising stars of Spanish cinema“.
His short films have notched up over a hundred prizes at festivals in Spain and abroad.