Those Waiting in the Dark

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    Those Waiting in the Dark

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    78 min

    • French



    In the darkness of a long night, the Colombian country shows another face. An invisible world takes the place of the other one. So one better stays at home and open his ears: half-human and half-beast, something is wandering in the dark. Only some people are able to face it. During her whole life, Carmen was one of them…


    • Joris Ivens Award, Library Award - Cinéma du Réel


    Nicolas Rincon Gille
    Zoe Cédric
    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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