Cilaos

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    Cilaos

    Directed by

    France

    2016

    12 min

    • Creole

    Music

    To keep the promise she made to her dying mother, a young woman sets off to find her father, a fickle man she has never known. On the way, she discovers he is in fact dead, but, driven by the bewitching rhythms of the Maloya, a Reunion Island ritual singing and musical tradition, she does not abandon her goal: she must find her father.

    Awards

    • Silver Leopard (International Competition) - FF Locarno
    • Best Short Film (New Cinema) - Berwick Film & Media Art Festival
    • Best International Short Film - Janela IFF
    • Mikeldi de Plata - Zinebi
    • Special Mention - Antofadocs
    • Special Mention (Official Short Film) - Cartagena IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Christine Salem
    David Abrousse
    Harry Perigone
    Screenplay
    Camilo Restrepo
    Cinematography
    Guillaume Mazloum
    Camilo Restrepo
    Editing
    Bénédicte Cazauran
    Camilo Restrepo
    Music
    Christine Salem
    David Abrousse
    Harry Perigone
    Production
    G.R.E.C.
    Production
    CAMILO RESTREPO

    Press

    Cilaos is an equally investigative, but more frankly emotional project.

    Irene Bindi, BlackFlash

    Beautifully austere film... It is hard not to be drawn into its mystery.

    Ela Bittencourt, Reverse Shot

    Camilo Restrepo

    Camilo Restrepo

    Colombia

    For me cinema reminds us that reality and ourselves are materials that we must craft with intelligence and affection.

    Born in 1975, Colombia, Restrepo has lived and worked in Paris since 1999. He is a member of L’Abominable, an artist-run film laboratory. His films have been selected in festivals including Toronto IFF and he won the Silver Leopard prize at Locarno twice, for his films IMPRESSION OF A WAR (2015) and CILAOS (2016). His next film LA BOUCHE (2017) premiered at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. His latest work, LOS CONDUCTOS (2020), his debut feature film, won the GWFF Best First Feature Award at Berlin IFF.

    Selected Filmography