Movie Review – I Want to Violently Crash into the Windshield of Love World Premieres at Tribeca FF

The short Quiero Estrellarme En Seco Contra El Parabrisas Del Amor (2024) – English title: I Want to Violently Crash into the Windshield of Love, is a 14-minute short from Mexico. It is a portrait of an underground rapper in Mexico told through a collective filmmaking approach. It is written and directed by Fernanda Tovar. Spanish / English subtitles

Themes: Women, Documentary, Drama, LGBTQIA+, Music, Narrative, Latinx/Latin American

La Güera, a young rapper from Mexico City, struggles with her ability to rap after heartbreak. She struggles to regain her lyrical prowess despite attending freestyle sessions with friends. Seeking solace, she turns to a forest-dwelling shamanic friend for unconventional healing. Through a transformative encounter with forest crickets, she confronts her pain and emerges with newfound liberation.
Cast: La Güera, Pau Sitar, La Bruja, Thamvora, Mari Jane, Salma Sánchez

This film is a great short that shows the world their creativity and the impact of how love can affect it. She gathers with a community of friends who support and lift her up, but she still can’t unblock what she feels. Despite her continued efforts, she resorts to alternative healing, spending time in nature, and manages to get back into the swing of things.

I liked viewing the scenes of creativity and their everyday lives. Shots of scenes in the city give a bit of perspective of what surrounds them in the town. Different genres of music can be heard in the city, such as dancing in the plazas, but La Güera and company continue to compose and sing the lyrics they write.

The English translations of the lyrics are good, but I understood the Spanish lyrics as well as I viewed the film. It was good to hear the songs sung in Spanish, and they had a deeper meaning for me.
There is one more screening at Tribeca: Saturday, June 15 – 2:30 PM at AMC 19th St. East 6

Crew: Cinematographer: Rosa Hadit, Composer: Isaac Soto, David Arredondo, Editor: Francisco Borrajo, José Pablo Escamilla, Sound Design: Gerardo Martínez, Sound: Nina Guadarrama

Executive Producer: Colectivo Colmena, Producer: Daniel Loustaunau, Associate Producer: Promenades Films

Colectivo Colmena is a film collective from Mexico, founded in 2015 by a group of independent filmmakers who have worked together for the last ten years.

Source: Tribeca FF, Colectivo Colmena, Promenades Films

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