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SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN

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SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
13 minutes
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Something to Believe In is simply adorable. Working with children is not easy and the kids in this film are absolutely charming and believable. The storyline is funny in a strange way.

The film is about a young girl who is about to do her first communion and asks Jesus Christ to kill her sick grandfather. The star of this film is young Alba (uncredited) who just steals your heart from the beginning. She is full of life, in spite of a difficult home situation with a dying grandfather and an overworked mama. Her excitement of her upcoming first communion is somewhat damped when her grandpa coughs up blood all over her white dress and that motivates her wishing that her grandfather dies. When he does, she is convinced she is responsible for his demise. Somehow, out of all this, the filmmaker Fany de la Chica makes a comedy out of this. She spins it in such a way that we laugh at the situation, in spite of ourselves. I love the line, "If you kill someone, they forgive you by praying ten Hail Mary's." That will stay with me for some time.

Terrific camera work and absolutely adorably characters, particularly the little girls. They are a refreshing light against the background of a fairly rigid family structure. The sick grandfather and the strict mother contract greatly with the cheerful young girls. The settings are well chosen, from the home to the school, church, train station. But, the best part of the film is the storyline and the delivery of it, which really takes you by surprise.

I give Something to Believe In 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. It will definitely work well in KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals, especially those that have a sense of humor and don't take offence at the somewhat sacra-religious treatment of Catholicism.

Something to Believe In is simply adorable. Working with children is not easy and the kids in this film are absolutely charming and believable. The storyline is funny in a strange way.

The film is about a young girl who is about to do her first communion and asks Jesus Christ to kill her sick grandfather. The star of this film is young Alba (uncredited) who just steals your heart from the beginning. She is full of life, in spite of a difficult home situation with a dying grandfather and an overworked mama. Her excitement of her upcoming first communion is somewhat damped when her grandpa coughs up blood all over her white dress and that motivates her wishing that her grandfather dies. When he does, she is convinced she is responsible for his demise. Somehow, out of all this, the filmmaker Fany de la Chica makes a comedy out of this. She spins it in such a way that we laugh at the situation, in spite of ourselves. I love the line, "If you kill someone, they forgive you by praying ten Hail Mary's." That will stay with me for some time.

Terrific camera work and absolutely adorably characters, particularly the little girls. They are a refreshing light against the background of a fairly rigid family structure. The sick grandfather and the strict mother contract greatly with the cheerful young girls. The settings are well chosen, from the home to the school, church, train station. But, the best part of the film is the storyline and the delivery of it, which really takes you by surprise.

I give Something to Believe In 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. It will definitely work well in KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals, especially those that have a sense of humor and don't take offence at the somewhat sacra-religious treatment of Catholicism.

Alba is about to do the first communion and asks Jesus Christ to kill her sick grandfather.
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