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Days of the Whale

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DAYS OF THE WHALE

(LOS DIAS DE LA BALLENA)

2019, Catalina Arroyave Restrepo, Colombia, 80 min.

With Laura Tobón, Davis Escallón


"There's an indomitable youthful exuberance that thrums through Restrep's debut feature...unmistakable energy and unconcealed filmmaking glee."--Jessica Kiang, Variety


“A gem of a film. The story is compelling, the art is amazing, the sense of place is near perfect.” --Steve Kopian, UnSeen Films


"A promising debut from a fresh new voice...features a fantastic soundtrack with a mix of Colombian hip hop and Cuban salsa."--Raquel Stecher, Quelle Movies


Cristina (Tobón) and Simon (Escallón) are two young and daring graffiti artists bent on rebellion through art, in Medellín, Colombia's second-largest city. Their restless spirit leads them to defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint a mural over a threat written in a wall. The love that unites them, their friendship with other artists at La Selva--an old house they use as a refuge--and familiar tensions, come together to tell a story where the powerful strength of youth faces fear, violence and the difficulties of growing up. In Spanish with English subtitles. (Description courtesy of Outsider Pictures)

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    80min
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Country
    Colombia
  • Director
    Catalina Arroyave
  • Screenwriter
    Catalina Arroyave
  • Producer
    Jaime Guerrero
  • Executive Producer
    Jaime Guerrero / Camilo Escobar/ David Correa / Mariana Gil / Andrés Arias / Juan Pablo Castrillón/ Catalina Arroyave
  • Co-Producer
    Natalia Agudelo/ Nicolás Herreño
  • Cast
    Laura Tobón/ David Escallón/ Carlos Fonnegra/ Christian Tappan
  • Cinematographer
    David Correa F.
  • Editor
    Juan Sebastián Quebrada
  • Production Design
    Tatiana Vera
  • Sound Design
    d Alejandro Escobar
  • Music
    Víctor Acevedo