Pilar, a young mother in Bogotá, receives an internship opportunity in the USA and the news comes as a big surprise to her husband, Alejandro, who is tied down to his responsibilities in Bogotá. Set in 1992, as Colombia faces an era of drug violence, car bombs, and daily power outages, Pilar and Alejandro must deal with their conflicting desires and the danger and darkness around them. With just 3 days to respond to the offer, Pilar must decide between being a mother and a wife in Bogotá or leaving everything behind to revive her fading professional dreams.
After making films for a decade, Bogotá Story is the first one that takes me back to my roots in Colombia. It’s a very personal film; a fictional narrative inspired by my parents and the challenges I don’t remember living through as a baby. It asks questions about our duty to our families versus our duty to ourselves.