Colombia

  • Jaime Osorio Gómez – Confesión a Laura AKA Confessing to Laura (1990)

    1981-1990ColombiaDramaJaime Osorio Gómez
    Confesión a Laura (1990)
    Confesión a Laura (1990)

    Quote:
    The rioting that erupted in 1948 following the assassination of a popular Colombian presidential candidate forms an ever-present background for this drama. In the story, Santiago and his wife Josefina have been confined to their Bogota apartment by the chaos in the streets, which is growing progressively worse. To pass the time, and take her mind off the events outside, Josefina bakes a birthday cake for Laura, a single woman living in an apartment across the street. After the cake is baked, Santiago is barely able to negotiate the unruly crowds to cross the street, but soon sniper fire from the rooftops is adding to the dangers, and he will be unable to return to his home until things calm down considerably. Driven by the agitation all around him, Santiago reveals his inner vision of himself to the spinster as a vital, tango-dancing man of action — romantic and otherwise. While he acts out his fantasies with the willing woman, his wife watches this progression with horrified fascination from across the streetRead More »

  • Camilo Restrepo – Los Conductos (2020) (HD)

    Camilo Restrepo2011-2020ArthouseColombiaDrama
    Los Conductos (2020)
    Los Conductos (2020)

    Quote:
    Pinky is on the run. At night the empty streets smell of the apocalypse and the city seems to be on fire. Narcotics swirl through the veins and the air. Having freed himself from the clutches of a sect led by a certain “padre” and determined to take his fate into his own hands, he is now holed up in an illegal T-shirt factory, surrounded by paints, slogans and heat presses. Pinky is looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, but ghosts are breathing down his neck. He is running for his life, and Colombia is on fire. But Colombia is alive.Read More »

  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Memoria (2021) (HD)

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul2021-2030ColombiaDramaSci-Fi
    Memoria (2021) (HD)
    Memoria (2021) (HD)

    A Scottish orchid farmer visiting her ill sister in Bogota, Colombia, befriends a young musician and a French archaeologist in charge of monitoring a century-long construction project to tunnel through the Andes mountain range. Each night, she is bothered by increasingly loud bangs which prevent her from getting any sleep.Read More »

  • Laura Mora Ortega – Matar a Jesús AKA Killing Jesus (2017)

    2011-2020ColombiaCrimeDramaLaura Mora Ortega

    Paula, a 22-year-old student, witnesses the murder of her beloved father, a popular political science professor at a public university in the city of Medellín. From a distance, she catches a glimpse of the killer as he speeds away on a motorbike. Devastated by grief in the aftermath, Paula and her family will have to face official indolence. The authorities will make no effort to clarify what happened and the case will soon be shelved and suspended.
    (translated from FILMAFFINITY)Read More »

  • Theo Montoya – Anhell69 (2022)

    2021-2030ColombiaDocumentaryDramaTheo Montoya

    Colombian filmmaker Theo Montoya opens his latest doc, Anhell69, with an extreme juxtaposition. There is grainy video footage of politicians signing the landmark peace agreement in 2016, which meant years of civil violence would be put to an end. But we also see an image taken in a car, something so dark it’s unclear to understand precisely what it is. After a few moments it becomes clear it is an open casket, and we see the face of a corpse.Read More »

  • Andrés Baiz – La cara oculta AKA The Hidden Face (2011)

    2011-2020Andrés BaizColombiaMysteryThriller

    Synopsis:
    Adrián, a talented orchestra conductor, receives a video message from his beloved Belén, telling him with tears in her eyes that she is leaving him, and that she cannot carry on with him anymore. Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up and puzzled by Belén’s inexplicable decision, Adrián gets help from the local police to solve this mysterious case of disappearance; however, as there is still no news of Belén, a new woman will appear in his life. In the end, with no progress at all in Belén’s baffling case, who would think to look beyond the facts, as truth often lies hidden in the most unusual of places?Read More »

  • Ruth Caudeli – Segunda estrella a la derecha AKA Second Star on the Right (2019)

    2011-2020ColombiaComedyQueer Cinema(s)Ruth Caudeli

    A 30-something bisexual actress who is trying to fit in her friends ‘perfect’ world.Read More »

  • Simón Mesa Soto – Madre AKA Mother (2016)

    2011-2020ColombiaDramaShort FilmSimón Mesa Soto

    16 year-old Andrea comes down from her poor neighborhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.

    «Madre» premiered at Cannes Film Festival (Short Film Competition) in 2016.Read More »

  • Simón Mesa Soto – Amparo (2021)

    2021-2030ColombiaDramaSimón Mesa Soto

    In 1998, single mother Amparo races to save her teenage son after is he drafted and deployed by the Colombian army.Read More »

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