North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Sheyla Pool Pastor

Country: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Frágil

Running Time: 15min
Film Year: 2018
Category: HBO Ibero-American Short Film Award

A daughter has dedicated her entire life to caring for her ailing mother. Now, she yearns for her hard-hearted mother’s acknowledgement of all the dedication and love she has shown her.

This film screens as part of HBO Ibero-American Short Film Award


Director: Sheyla Pool Pastor
Producer: Sheyla Pool Pastor
Screenwriter: Sheyla Pool Pastor
Executive Producer: Lourdes Pastor, Karel Pool, Sandy Pérez
Production Company: La Nave Producciones

Music: Wilma Alba Cal
Cinematographer: Raúl Pérez Ureta
Editor: Sheyla Pool Pastor

Cast: Verónica Lynn, Teresa Sánchez

Sheyla Pool Pastor

Sheyla Pool is a Cuban filmmaker. She has extensive experience in sound design for films, but decided to make the jump to directing with her first short film, “Great Muy Bien” (2017), which was an official selection of the Miami Film Festival. “Fragile” (2019) is her newest effort.