In these times of economical crisis, recession stories come up; stories of angry citizens whose viewing is for the audience a cinematic evasion, a cathartic escape from the harsh realities of our country.

Thus, in Preferential Treatment, and with the pure style of the characters of Damien Szifrón in their Wild Tales, Paquita, an endearing old lady, is not willing to sit idly when her longtime banker announces that she has lost all savings for buying “apparently” safe financial products: preferred shares. Although Paquita has lost everything, she still owns the beater that the bank gave her when she opened her account.

Carlos Polo directs this short film, which was finalist in the twelfth edition of JamesonNotodofilmfest, and is shortlisted for the 2015 Goya Awards.

You can see this short with fourteen other shortlisted for the Academy Awards.