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When I Hear You Sing, I Forget

When I Hear You Sing, I Forget
This short film is a captivating mix of emotions, genres, and tones, deliberating on love in the age of social media. Within the chaos that daily life supposes, the paths of two couples merge during an afternoon, embarking on a narrative and style hybrid that puts the need to love and the fear of commitment on the table. Memories, friendship, and disappointment converge in the drama of four millennials, forming a labyrinthine exploration of love.
Director Biography - Julio César Durán
Mexico City, 1986. Graduated from the School of Philosophy and Literature of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), he's a film critic, researcher, programmer, and filmmaker. Has imparted courses and workshops on cinema, published texts on art, music, and film in publications such as "EMPIRE en Español", "La Tempestad", and has also been published in books such as "A Revolutionized Cinema" published by the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature. In 2020, he created and programmed Daimon, the International Film Festival in Streaming, with the support of FilminLatino. As a filmmaker, he has participated in the Bonus Creative Week 2012 with ARA: a video installation about drug violence in media, and in 2021 his short film VESTIGIUM was part of the official selections of the Guanajuato International Film Festival, Macabro: Mexico City International Horror Film Festival, and Shorts México. Director Statement My short film is a millennial drama, about independent young adults in Mexico City, who base their lives around love relationships and the uncertainty caused by social media, through a mix of genres, tones, and styles. Like everyone, the characters want to fall in love again to prove that they can move on, so an intense talk between the best friends will make the dilemma of starting a relationship confront the memory of past relationships and the fear of future relationships in the time of Covid.