Best Film Honourable Mention, London Film Festival 2018.
Director: Christina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Cast: Carmina Martinez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes
Colombia Spanish, English subtitles 125 minutes
UK release date: May 2019
Based on actual events from the 1960s-’80s , this film grafts docudrama on to drug lord turf war epic, mixing professional and non-professional actors. An indigenous family gets involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
“A startling and intriguing movie … This is film-making that really does push at the limits of storytelling and generic templates, and it’s brimming with images and ideas.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
screenwriters’ way of describing this world’s fall from grace due to the lures
of money and luxury has the power and inevitability of classic tragedy. It
could be Greek or Shakespearean, though it is palpably modern and Colombian.” – Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com