Watch Denis Rovira Van Boekholt's Short Film EL GRIFO (THE FAUCET)

Andrew Mack, Contributing Writer
In the late 80s and early 90s the catchphrase from a commercial for a medical alarm and protection company called LifeCall was "I've fallen and I can't get up!" Thus, almost immediately, a life-saving service for the elderly became the punchline for jokes and comedy sketches around the world.

Fast forward twenty years later and no one is joking about Denis Rovira Van Boekholt's short film El Grifo (The Faucet); the story of a lone elderly man who find himself in a spot of trouble while his daughter and her family leave for the weekend. In fact, nearly everywhere the short played it has earned high praise and awards. And now that its festival run is drawing to the close we are pleased to share Denis' chilling short film with you here.
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "In fact, nearly everywhere the short played it has earned high praise and awards."

    Understandable....it is hard to create suspense only using everyday items, like a faucet.

    Thanks Mr Mack, and congrats to Mr Rovira Van Boekholt for a well made short.

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