FAT, BALD, SHORT MAN (Gordo, Calvo Y Bajito)

Lonesome, middle-aged virgin Antonio Farfán is picked on and ridiculed as a matter of course, whether by coworkers or his bullying mooch of a brother (who only calls when he needs money). An employee of a notary’s office, his status improves a bit when his new boss—and strangely affable doppelganger—takes an interest in him.

But Farfán’s deep-seated shyness and insecurity are only partly assuaged. And when he joins a self-improvement group, he slowly confirms what the undulating lines of this sly, involving rotoscope story suggest: everything is in motion, and change is inevitable. The question becomes what use one makes of it.

“A distinctive animation style and an undeniably heart-warming story make Fat, Bald, Short Man a surefire crowd-pleaser.”
–Chicago International Film Festival

“Osuna creates a slow-paced story seen from one single subjective angle, placing his drawings in the service of greater intimacy. The pic’s limited-animation artistry and oversimplistic storyline complement each other to reinvent the familiar.” –Variety

‘Fat, Bald, Short Man’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

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