Cold Kisses

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    Cold Kisses

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    Directed by

    Belgium, Colombia


    15 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary, Short

    Cinéma du Réel

    In the outskirts of Bogota,
    Young voices are echoing all around
    Leonardo, Omar, Jaime, Estiven, Diego and so many others are still there
    Although murdered by the army 6 or 7 years ago.
    They call on their mothers and kiss them,
    Their lips are as cool as ice.
    They are blessed souls
    Looking after those whom they love dearly.


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    Nicolás Rincón Gille
    Cédric Zoenen
    Nicolás Rincón Gille

    Nicolás Rincón Gille


    I make cinematic documentaries so that we can confront ourselves to a world we thought had ceased to exist, but which actually continues to live out the consequences of the past.

    After receiving a Bachelors in Economy in Bogotá, Nicolás Rincón Gille studied in Belgium at the INSAS. He worked as a cinematographer on a few films and directed three short films before embarking on his trilogy project dedicated to the richness of oral tradition in Columbia's countryside. The first part, THOSE WAITING IN THE DARK (2007), received the Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du Réel, followed by the second part, THE EMBRACE OF THE RIVER (2010), which was awarded the Montgolfière d'Or Prize at the Festival des 3 Continents. WOUNDED NIGHT (2015) is the last part of the trilogy, awarded Special Mention from the International Jury at Cinéma de Réel and Best Film in the Colombian Competition at FICCI in 2016. His most recent short film, COLD KISSES (2016), was selected at the Cinéma du Réel.

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