Berlinale

Oscuro Animal

Synopsis
Oscuro Animal tells the story of three women forced to flee their homes in a war-torn region of Colombia. Each woman’s journey, marked by terror, takes her on a trek from the depths of the jungle to the outskirts of Bogotá, where each must gather the strength needed to start a new life.

Director’s note
My film focusses on people who have suffered war trauma and are forced to flee and leave their homes to start a new life somewhere else. I want to demonstrate the inner strength of these individuals, who go through an intense and painful survival process. The film shows how the three characters build an inner space where they find the strength to push forward.


World Premiere
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2016, Hivos Tiger Award Competition

Key festivals and awards
Best Ibero-American Feature, Director, Cinematography and Female Ensemble Cast - Guadalajara International Film Festival 2016
FIPRESCI Prize - T-Mobile New HorizonsInternational Film Festival 2016
Spanish Cooperation Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

Theatrical releases
Denmark, December 25, 2016
Argentina, October 1, 2016
Colombia, September 29, 2016

Colombia 2015
Director: Felipe Guerrero
Production: Mutokino (Colombia), Gema Films (Argentina), Viking Films (The Netherlands), Sutor Kolonko (Germany)
World sales: Ramonda Ink (France)
WCF supported distributors: Ost for Paradis (Denmark), Mutokino (Colombia) and Obra Cine (Argentina)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in August 2016
Funding amount: 27,000 €