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,  Subtitles: English 70’ Colour, 2K DCP, 16 mm World premiere

With

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

Crew

Written and directed byCamilo Restrepo
CinematographyGuillaume Mazloum
Camera AssistantCécile Plais
EditingCamilo Restrepo
MusicArthur B. Gillette
Sound DesignJosefina Rodriguez
Sound MixingMathieu Farnarier
Production ManagerAdriana Agudelo
ProducersHelen Olive, Martin Bertier, Felipe Guerrero
Co-producersAndre Mielnik, Gustavo Beck, Simon Velez
Co-productionIf You Hold a Stone, Rio de Janeiro
Montañero Cine, Medellín

Produced by

5 à 7 Films

Le Pre Saint Gervais, France

+33 680 326302

mutokino

Cali, Colombia

+54 9 1132158055

World sales

Best Friend Forever

Brüssel, Belgium

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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.

Filmography

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

Dates

Feb 22 12:30

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Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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Winner GWFF Best First Feature Award

Los conductos

Mar 01 13:30

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