On The Second Floor (Marco Araujo) Spain

On The Second Floor
Marco Araujo
Spain. 2022. 19 min

Aurora is an elderly woman who lives alone in a small apartment in Madrid. She lives a simple, monotonous life, so any change in her routine is something eventful. Since her husband passed away, and most of her friends, her only visitor is a small bird that comes to her window every morning. She feels alone and neglected as she looks melancholically at all the things surrounding her… constantly reminding her of her past.


Marco Araujo Dolado, born in Madrid, began his interest in cinema at a young age and directed his first short films when he was 11 and 12 years old. His first serious short film, made alone in 2018 at the age of 13, is called “Cooking”. In the spring of 2019, he shoots his second short film “The Piano Room”. Already in 2020 and 2021 his two main short films are selected at various festivals, along with his third short, “No Abras esa Naranja”. It is in the summer of 2021 when he manages to make the short film in which he has been working for a year and a half and which stars the actress María Galiana.