Historia de un Letrero (The Story of a Sign)
Winner of the NFB Online Competition Cannes 2008
Alonso Alvarez Barreda was born in Mexico City in 1984. His second short film, Historia de un Letrero, was named best short film in the Festival Internacional de Cine en Corto, won the Hispanoamerican jury award in the Short Shorts Film Festival in Mexico City, been an official selection at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, Cine Festival in San Antonio, Texas, Short Shorts Film Festival Monterrey and Morelos, and in the Short Film Corner in Cannes.
How absolutely and simply beautiful!
Very touching. Reminds me of a trip to Europe when I was 19 (still remember 19?). I was in a piazza in Florence where there was an old man playing the accordion at a fountain. I communicated with him using my high school Spanish and he allowed me to play the accordion. I stayed there for awhile and played and made him more money than he was making for himself. He offered me some when I was done, and I refused. I then thanked him for the opportunity and went on my way continuing my touring.
The accordion, eh? There’s your fallback career!