Colombia, on the banks of Magdalena Medio, 2002. Jose returns home deep in the forest after a long fishing night to discover that paramilitary forces killed his two sons, Dionisio and Rafael, and threw their bodies into the river. Jose begins a lonely journey to retrieve and provide a proper burial for his boys, in order to prevent their tormented souls from being stuck in this world. Aboard his canoe, Jose discovers the magic of a country torn into pieces.
- Etoile d'Or - Marrakech IFF
- Arley de Jesus
- Carvallido Lobo
- Nicoloas Rincon Gille
- Juan Sarmiento G.
- Cedric Zoenen
- BEST FRIEND FOREVER
- MEDIO DE CONTENCIóN PRODUCCIONES
An immersive, riveting, exceptional debut, a film of astonishing power.
Arresting and accomplished, striking widescreen cinematography.
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.