Virus Tropical

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    Virus Tropical

    Directed by

    Colombia

    2017

    97 min

    • Spanish

    Animation

    'I did it. I made love for the first time.' · 'And how was it?' · 'It was weird. But it was nice. I think it’s something I have to learn with time.' Paola grows up as the youngest of three sisters in Quito, Ecuador. Her father, a pastor, abandons the family to return to his Columbian homeland. Dreams are dashed, undertakings fail, love flourishes and fades and life rolls on at a spirited pace. Paola matures in the midst of this chaos, taking everything it has to offer while staying true to herself in the process. Surrounded by her mother and two older sisters, Paola attempts to find her place in this world.

    Awards

    • Audience Award (SXGlobal) - SXSW

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    María Cecilia Sánchez
    Martina Toro
    Alejandra Borrero
    Diego León Hoyos
    Mara Gutiérrez
    María Parada
    Camila Valenzuela
    Javiera Valenzuela
    Zoraida Duque
    Screenplay
    Enrique Lozano
    Editing
    Simón Hernández
    Jorge Vallejo
    Santiago Caicedo
    Music
    Adriana García Galán
    Production
    TIMBO ESTUDIO
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS

    Press

    The film reproduces the characteristic atmosphere of the comic, recovering the black and white in an attempt to reflect the spirit of "rock and crudity" of any person in their adolescence, with an iconoclastic message.

    El Espectador

    Charmingly authentic, fresh and engaging, offering a positive role model for the film’s youthful viewers.

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Animation at its loveliest.

    Screen

    Santiago Caicedo

    Santiago Caicedo

    Colombia

    Born in Columbia in 1976, he works in the fields of motion graphics, animation, stereoscopy, video art and film. His short films have screened at numerous international festivals including Annecy and Clermont-Ferrand and have won many awards.