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. After his highly promising short films, Camilo Restrepo has now made a debut feature that is as visionary, physical and elastic as the 16mm celluloid on which it was shot. The deeper Los conductos dives into the nightmarish and the hallucinatory, the tougher, more political and hungrier for reality the film becomes. In a narrative downward spiral, it conveys with the utmost precision the survival instincts of a character who is unwittingly fighting to liberate an entire country, perhaps even a continent. Restrepo uses the medium of cinema to transform an allegorical exploration of one’s roots into an irrepressible desire to change the world.
by Camilo Restrepo
with Luis Felipe Lozano, Fernando Úsaga Higuíta
France / Colombia / Brazil 2020 Spanish 70’ Colour World premiere


  • Luis Felipe Lozano (Pinky)
  • Fernando Úsaga Higuíta (Desquite)


Written and Directed by Camilo Restrepo
Cinematography Guillaume Mazloum
Camera Assistant Cécile Plais
Editing Camilo Restrepo
Music Arthur B. Gillette
Sound Design Josefina Rodriguez
Sound Mixing Mathieu Farnarier
Production Manager Adriana Agudelo
Producers Helen Olive, Martin Bertier, Felipe Guerrero
Co-Producers Andre Mielnik, Gustavo Beck, Simon Velez
Co-Production If You Hold a Stone Rio de Janeiro
Montañero Cine Medellín

Produced by

5 à 7 Films


Camilo Restrepo

Born in Medellín, Colombia in 1975, the director lives and works in Paris. His films have been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and for festivals including Toronto and New York. He has won the Pardino d’Argento at the Locarno Film Festival twice.


2011 Tropic Pocket; short film 2014 Como crece la sombra cuando el sol declina; short film 2015 La impression de una guerra; short film 2016 Cilaos; short film 2017 La bouche; short film 2020 Los conductos

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020