Spain. Direction: David Muñoz. Running time: 7 min
LANGUAGE: Spanish, Japanese / SUBTITLES: Spanish
Jacinto is the no. 1 fan of Mazinger Z. One day, after 40 years of caring for a life-sized statue in his town, it starts speaking to him in Japanese.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Spain, in 2018 the Japanese Embassy in Spain, in collaboration with the ICAA, organised the 1st Short Film Competition entitled Japan and Spain, 150 years. Participants had to highlight the cultural influences shared by both countries, or any aspect relating them in a work of less than 5 minutes. The jury members were Pablo Berger, Yuko Harami, Esteban Crespo and Javier Yáñez. These are the three winning shorts.