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Carino (2021) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)

by Amari

In this three-minute short, we get an innocent and adorable showing of the lengths someone will go through for a crush.

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Director(s)Carlos Taborda, Ashley Williams, Roshel Amuruz
Screenplay ByCarlos Taborda, Ashley Williams, Roshel Amuruz
Date Released10/15/2021
Where Can You Watch?Film Festival (Newfest)
Genre(s)Romance, Young Adult, LGBT, Animation, Non-English
Duration3 Minutes
RatingNot Rated

Film Summary

A boy is looking for a flower that one of his family members used to wear in her hair, and after dropping the photo he was using for reference, another boy uses said photo to find the flower.

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Review/ Commentary


The Animation

It’s the little details that matter. Be it the imperfections when it came to both boys’ hair, especially the one with curly hair, the way things moved, or even the implementation of eyelashes. You can see a lot of details that weren’t necessary but definitely appreciated.

A Cute And Simple Story

3 minutes, naturally, isn’t going to go into a lot. However, you get enough to swoon over the idea of a kid hunting for a flower to make someone they think is cute happy. It’s simple, not too over the top, and adorable.


Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

Carino reminds you of the importance of order when making a playlist, and as part of Newfest 2021’s “Queer Kid Power” Shorts Program, this was a perfect way to start things.

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  • Recommended: Some of the best-seen movies we have ever watched and mentioned to friends, family, and strangers as films that need to be seen.
  • Positive (Worth Seeing): Whether you’ll have to go to the movies, download, or stream, movies of this category are worth your time and money with few, if any, qualms from us.
  • Mixed (Divisive): Due to this movie having a few quirks, of which may work for some and for others be a problem, we believe your enjoyment of this movie will depend on your taste.
  • Negative (Acquired Taste): While one or two elements kept us going until the end, unfortunately, we’re of the opinion this film never reached the potential it was marketed to have.

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  • Indie: By our definition, independent films are films you have to seek to find due to limited availability or lack of a marketing push.
  • Film Festival: Featured in this tag are films and shorts which were discovered thanks to various film festivals, so some of the productions may not have wide availability but still may deserve to be on your watch.
  • Shorts: Be it ten or fifteen minutes, or a half-hour, these quick teases or films get right to the point, often show the potential of filmmakers and the actors who have joined them in their journey.

Title Card - Carino (2021)
Carino (2021) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Who Is This For?
Those who like short little love stories that remind you of simpler times.
The Animation
A Cute And Simple Story

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