Documentary

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FOUR MEN ALONE

FOUR MEN ALONE

Director: Francisco Schmitt

2016

70 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

In this shivering documentary, Francisco Schmitt García portrays the lives of four fishermen whose days pass among the indifferent flow of the Magdalena River, their work and getting drunk on guarapo. Life has offered these men little and they have resigned themselves to a hopeless existence and even fewer hopes of transcendence. This melanc...
HOME - THE COUNTRY OF ILLUSION

HOME - THE COUNTRY OF ILLUSION

Director: Josephine Landertinger Forero

Colombia, Portugal, 2016

85 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

Portugal is Lilia’s last home, a 67-year old Colombian woman, whose life is marked by continuous migration. Josephine, the director of the documentary, offers her mother an instrument, cinema, to put together the story of a fragmented life. Through careful observation, Lilia’s loneliness becomes visible, but also her mysterious strength...
ISOLATED

ISOLATED

Director: Marcela Lizcano

Colombia, Ecuador, México, 2016

73 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

540 people inhabit an island the size of a city block. Isolated takes us to the most densely populated artificial island in the Colombian Caribbean. There are no police here; no priests, or doctors, or armed conflict; just 97 houses for 18 families, a school, a restaurant-cum- harbor, and a small square with a cross in the center paying tribute to ...
PATIENT

PATIENT

Director: Jorge Caballero

Colombia, 2016

70 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

"Patient" is the word used for those following medical instructions or for the moment we need to calmly wait. In Colombia, the country's pitiless health system forces its users to confront absurd bureaucratic obstacles in order to obtain services. Patient refers not only a person who suffers an illness and hopes for recovery, but also...
IT ALL STARTED AT THE END

IT ALL STARTED AT THE END

Director: Luis Ospina

Colombia, 2016

208 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

IT ALL STARTED AT THE END is the self-portrait of the “Grupo de Cali”, also known as “Caliwood”, a group of cinephiles, who in the midst of the wild partying and the historical chaos of the 70s and 80s, managed to produce a body of work now considered a fundamental part of Colombia’s film heritage. It is also is the cl...
THE INFLATED JUNGLE

THE INFLATED JUNGLE

Director: Alejandro Naranjo

Colombia, España, 2016

70 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

The Colombian Amazon region is suffering a series of suicides amongst the young indigenous people that belong to its ancestral communities. The city arrived to the thick green of the rainforest, along with its light skinned men and their capital. Different cultures in the frenetic friction of our times, we see a generation of young ones born form t...
PARADOR HÚNGARO

PARADOR HÚNGARO

Director: Aseneth Suárez Ruiz, Patrick Alexander

Hungría, Colombia, 2015

80 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

My name is Patrick Alexander. In Bogotá I meet Gyuri Villas, the owner of the Parador Húngaro, wich became my favorite place to hanf out. Gyuri was a soldier who escaped from Communist Hungary in 1957 and never returned. I grew up on U.S military bases in West Germany and the United States, necer staying in the same place for more tha...
A MATTER OF LAND

A MATTER OF LAND

Director: Patricia Ayala Ruiz

Colombia, Chile, 2015

78 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

From start to finish, Un asunto de tierras draws a horrendously perfect circle: the orb of a change that the Colombian Government enshrined in 2011 law without allowing its implementation. Patricia Ayala Ruiz could well have filmed the large-scale return of lands to Colombia’s victims of violence as four million rural smallholders were concer...
THE ACCORDION'S JOURNEY

THE ACCORDION'S JOURNEY

Director: Rey Sagbini, Andrew Tucker

Colombia, Alemania, 2015

79 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

'The Accordion's Journey' narrates the story of three Colombian musicians. Year after year they participate in the world's largest competitive accordion festival, held in Valledupar, Colombia. But they never win. One day a letter arrives, inviting them to play alongside the legendary Hohner Accordion Orchestra in Trossingen, Germany...
MONTE ADENTRO

MONTE ADENTRO

Director: Nicolás Macario Alonso

Colombia, Argentina, 2015

79 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

MONTE ADENTRO explores the universe of one of the last muleteer families in Colombia and follows the mule train and lives of two brothers, "the Gypsies". Alonso, one of them, now forced by the illness of their mother to live in a city, attempts to start a new life while accompanying his mother who the doctors won’t allow to return t...
INFIERNO O PARAÍSO

INFIERNO O PARAÍSO

Director: Germán Piffano

Colombia, 2014

99 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

Nothing could have predicted that José Antonio, a Spanish engineer from a stable middle class family, would end up homeless, a crack addict, and living in the infamous death alley in the Cartucho neighborhood in Bogotá. José Antonio is filmed throughout his delirium, full of poetry and clarity, during a time when dozens of fami...
DON CA

DON CA

Director: Patricia Ayala Ruiz

2013

90 minutes - Documental / Todas

Synopsis

Camilo Arroyo Arboleda has been a schoolteacher, sailor, taxidermist, butterfly collector, hunter, fur trafficker, dog psychiatrist, gold miner, tree sawyer, dentist, blacksmith, pharmacist, and for a while, even the white monster in the eyes of black children. Destined for success and glory, he was seduced by the backwoods and ended up living amid...