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Days of the Whale

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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
  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
  • 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