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Memories of the Sea

Fidel is a six-year-old with lots of opinions, but he doesn't quite understand the changes happening in his family. A film by Thais Drassinower.

AIRED: March 20, 2019 | 0:08:27

(electric static buzzing)

(soft guitar music)

My name is Fidel

I'm 6 years old

and my mom says I live on the moon.

(phone rings)

- Hello, yes...

- You told me it would be ready today...

No I don't have time for this crap! Not today.

She is the most beautiful woman in the world.

Although sometimes she gets a little angry

Daddy says it's because she hit her head on the bathtub when she was little.

- Fidel where you going? Breakfast is ready!

That's why I always go prepared.

- I'm gonna shower first.

I love black.

It's daddy's favorite, too...

He says it's an 'honest color', because it looks the same to everybody.

I'm not sure what he means by that.

- Today you are wearing this.

- But daddy doesn't like it.

- Don't start, Fidel.

- I'm not grumbling with you today...

- We are leaving at eleven. And breakfast is on the table, go eat already!

I love soccer

I got that from daddy.

He's a fisherman,

but he is also the best striker on the hood.

-[Malvina] What do you mean he can't make it?

How am I gonna find another musician now?!

No, no, I don't know, solve it!

When I grow up, I want to be a soccer referee.

- Fidel! Stop that nonsense! I've told you already.

It takes a lot of practice to become one.

Luckily I get enough practice at home.

- What's that? Come here...

Tuck that in.

- You messed it up! If you keep moving, we are never getting out of here, woman.

Daddy went out on work some time ago.

He told me he was coming back,

but he didn't tell me it would take this long.

It's boring without him.

(soft guitar music)

He promised he would get tickets to a game. (soft guitar music)

I hope he gets them soon.

- Fidel, there you are.

The Wolrd Cup is almost over...

- Let's go dear, it's time.

(soft guitar music)

This is my first wedding.

Daddy and mommy didn't take me to theirs,

So this is my first. I have to look good.

- Fidel there you are, I've been looking for you everywhere.

Where are the rings? Did your mother give you the rings?

Great, come, it's time to go.

- Can you tie this for me?

- Right now? Really Fidel?

- Daddy Always helped me.

- Ok, let me help you here.

- You take the little one, push it all the way, and when you get here it's ready.

- Here, look...

- You look dashing!

Try not to steal the show, OK?

Mommy looks so pretty...

(guitar music)

I wish daddy was here to see her.

(guitar music)

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Brothers and sisters, we are gathered here today,

to celebrate the wedding of Malvina and Diego.

With joy, that today, they have decided to establish a new home.

I don't think I'll ever get married.

Diego, do you take Malvina to be your wife? Do you promise to be true to her

to love her and honor her all the days of your life?

Yes, I do.

Malvina, do you take Diego to be your husband? Do you promise to be true to him

to love him and honor him all the days of your life?

Yes, I do.

God blesses the rings you will give to each other

as a sign of love and fidelity for the rest of your lives.

Son, please give me the rings.

Son, the rings, you need to give them to me.

[Malvina] (Whispers) Fidel!

[Priest] The rings...

- Fidel, give the box to the father.

Fidel, give me the rings.

Fidel give the rings to the father!

Where are you going? Fidel, come back here!

(guitar music)

(upbeat music)

[Narrator] Film School Shorts

is made possible by

a grant from Maurice Kanbar.

Celebrating the vitality and power

of the moving image.

(upbeat music)

(ethereal music)


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