The Blue Cape (La capa azul)


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¡Viva los Niños!
CAFILM STREAMING ROOM Fri, Oct 9, 2020 - Sun, Oct 18, 2020
MVFF’s ¡Viva el Cine! initiative continues its annual celebration of Spanish-language and Latin American films and stories with this festive collection of shorts for families and younger viewers. These kid-centric animated, narrative, and documentary films are a visual feast for both Spanish and English speakers alike. Spelliasmous (Ben Garfield, Cuba/UK 2018, 3 min) takes to the streets of Cuba, where the magic of Harry Potter is alive and well for three wand-wielding friends. In the animated Ailín on the Moon (Claudia Ruiz, Argentina 2018, 5 min), a mother’s patience is tested by her young daughter. For two brothers, a birthday gift of a new watch leads to an anxious countdown to a special moment in time in 11:40 (Claudia Ruiz, Argentina 2018, 12 min). In the mountains of Colombia, an aspiring young bike racer goes to great lengths to cheer on his cycling idol in Champiñon (Luber Yesid Zuñiga Ordoñez, Colombia 2017, 8 min). With animated silhouettes agai
Film Info
Country:Puerto Rico
Director:Alejandra López
Producer:María José Delgado
Screenwriter:Alejandra López
Cinematographer:Santiago Benet Mari
Editor:Juan M. Cespedes
Cast:Yanniel A. Arce Rivera
Dolores Pedro


In hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, a young boy’s heroic efforts to help his grandfather may not be enough to save the day.

Additional Information

Alejandra's short film The Blue Cape, which she wrote and directed, has screened at Oscar® qualifying Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Berlin, Aspen Shortfest, among others, and received an Honorable Mention in the category for Best Live Action at Cleveland International Film Festival. She was the grand prize winner of Voces Nuevas–a Cine Sony and NALIP Short Film Contest. Alejandra was most recently a staff writer on the third season of Sony Crackle/Amazon's original series Startup. Originally from Puerto Rico, Alejandra is now based in Los Angeles.