Pinky is on the run. At night the empty streets smell of the apocalypse and the city seems to be on fire. Narcotics swirl through the veins and the air. Having freed himself from the clutches of a sect led by a certain “padre” and determined to take his fate into his own hands, he is now holed up in an illegal T-shirt factory, surrounded by paints, slogans and heat presses. Pinky is looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, but ghosts are breathing down his neck. He is running for his life, and Colombia is on fire. But Colombia is alive.
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- Fernando Úsaga Higuíta
- Luis Felipe Lozano
- Camilo Restrepo
- Guillaume Mazloum
- Camilo Restrepo
- Arthur B. Gillette
The narrative and formal construction of the film prevents the identification between spectator and character necessary for catharsis: I deliberately chose to distance the spectator from the character through non-realistic filmmaking, thus limiting emotions in favour of a more analytical vision of Pinky’s situation. In this way, the film is more rooted in the objectives of documentary than those of fiction.
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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.