A man and his son move from the Pacific coast of Colombia to Cali, but have a difficult time adapting to the city. When his son is killed, the father must go through the hard process of grief while trying to find roots in a place that does not belong to him.
Death is the human event that leads to the emergence of rituals. Like rooms for a constant eternity, graves, catacombs, pyramids, burials, are signs that represent a place where someone inhabits that piece of land – even an underground one. These signs are an appropriation of a place, celebrated like in the act of sowing a seed... We commemorate death. Thus we also feel that we belong to the place where we mourn.
This signaling is an appropriation act of a place, that is celebrated just as, in the act of sowing, a seed land on a particular place.
Locarno International Film Festival 2015, Cineasti del presente
Key Festivals and Awards
Swiss Critics Borsalino Award, Locarno International Film Festival 2015
Jury Award, Tarragona International Film Festival 2015
Stockholm International Film Festival 2015
Festival de Cine Global Republica Domenicana 2015
Directors: Ángela María Osorio Rojas and Santiago Lozano Álvarez
Production: Contravía Films – Bárbara Films (Colombia)
German WCF partner: Autentika Films
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2014
Funding amount: 30.000 €