Carlos faces the rite of passage to become a man, amidst the threatening men in his environment. Concerned about his mother and sister, he forces himself to display a type of masculinity imposed by his social context, which is also a threat to himself. In private, Carlos explores his sensitivity, his fragility, and everything “real men” do not show. Carlos must choose between the streets in a slum in Bogotá, or following the beat of his contradictions. He dreams of Christmas Eve with his family, unaware that his life will be on the edge. As he turns 16, Carlos explores his sexual identity, discovers his fears, desires and everything that real man hides.
Fiction. 80 min. Colombia
Production Company: Medio de Contención
Medio de Contención:
Medio de Contención Producciones is a Colombian independent film production company founded in 2006 by Manuel Ruiz & Hector Ulloque. Medio de Contención Producciones produces films by independent authors with a strong subjective, cinematic and political artistic identity. Their films have been premiered and awarded at important film festivals. On the other hand, MCP develops projects with pedagogical and educational content that link the cinematographic language www.cinescuela.org
Eliú, a country boy, is incarcerated́ in an experimental minors' centre in the heart of the Colombian tropical forest, for a crime he committed with his friend El Mono. Every day, the teenagers perform strenuous manual labour and intense group therapy. One day, El Mono is transferred to the same centre and brings with him a past that Eliú is trying to get away from.
Fiction. 86 min. Colombia
Production Company: Valiente Gracia
Valiente Gracia is a colombian production company focusing on risky and intimate art house films. It is run by two producers : Johana Agudelo Susa and (also director) Andrés Ramírez Pulido. Valiente Gracia was founded in 2012 with the intention of offering a creative platform for innovative directors, looking for establishing long-term relationships that commit both in the production of the projects and in their creative process.Valiente Gracia committed to develop artistic films that tend for a co-production structure which works both financially and artistically. I 2017 produced Damiana (2017) premiered at the short films competition of the 70th Festival de Cannes and 2016 produced short film "El Edén" premiered at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and awarded in Busan, Cairo, Viña del mar, Biarritz and Tous Courts at France. Our short films have participated in other festivals including Hamburg, Vila don Conde, Palm Spring, Kinoforum (Sao Paulo), Río, Huesca, Cairo, Carta
Andrés Ramirez Pulido