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Los Hongos

Óscar Ruiz Navia

  • Spanish (with English subtitles); 103 min
  • Not available in United States
A sure-handedly executed drama that tackles numerous human and social issues in an unpretentious and sincerely touching way.
Cineuropa
TorinoFilmLab
Special Prize Ciné+ Jury - Locarno FF
Special Mention - Seville European FF
Opera Prima ExAequo - REC Tarragona IFF
IFF Rotterdam
Available worldwide
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Los Hongos - Óscar Ruiz Navia

Argentina, Colombia, France, Germany, 2014, 103 min
  • Drama
  • Starring: Jovan Alexis Marquinez, Calvin Buenaventura, Atala Estrada, Gustavo Ruiz Montoya, María Elvira Solis
  • Production: Contravia Films

Every night after construction work, Ras, son of Maria, who migrated to the city from the Pacific Jungle makes graffiti on different walls of his neighborhood in the east of Cali. Ras hasn't slept and is starting to daydream. Maria worries that someone has bewitched him and he will end up insane. One day Ras loses his job because he stole cans of paint with which he has been doing a huge mural on the lot next to his house. He crosses the city looking for Calvin, another young graffiti artist and together they go aimlessly through the city, like those who want to get lost and never return.