While visiting a home for children, a little girl meets Joseph, a boy whose only dream is to have a yellow umbrella. This unexpected encounter awakens his memories of the past.
In UMBRELLA there is no need for words to express emotions or tell the story: the characters are incredibly expressive, their eyes are true, alive, they speak for them and so do their actions. UMBRELLA is bittersweet, tender and moving. It is made with great animation technique, with characters full of personality. A simple story able to touch hearts, also inspired by true events. Definitely worth to be watched. A woman and her daughter visit a Home for Children to bring toys: all the children are thrilled by them, but the protagonist is more interested in the yellow umbrella the woman has left against the wall. This object causes him flashbacks (made with wonderful transitions inside the film) of his father, who in the past left him in the orphanage to be sure he could eat and sleep under a roof. The girl gifts him the umbrella and the two find a new friendship. The ending, with the umbrella shop, is also very touching.
UMBRELLA won tons of awards: Jury Award at Cordillera International Film Festival, Platinum Award at Independent Shorts Awards, Audience Choice Award at Indy Shorts International Film Festival and many more and was in nomination all around the world, from Tribeca Film Festival to St. Louis International Film Festival and too many more to be listed.
Director: Mario Pece, Helena Hilario
Running time: 8