PERSIGUIENDO AL DRAGÓN

CHASING AFTER THE WIND

By Juan Camilo OLMOS FERIS

BANSHUN FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

"Chasing after the wind” is a portrait of Gustavo, a marginal character who lives in Gethsemane, a historical neighborhood in Cartagena, Colombia. It’s the contemplation of a shared impermanence, where Gethsemane's debris bears witness of the end of a community, but also of a human being.

Festivals
& Awards

Midbo Bogota 2014
Ambulante Colombia 2014
JIHLAVA IDFF 2014
Special Mention
Guadalajara FICG 2015
Documental Iberoamericano
Black Movie Geneva 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 61 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan Camilo OLMOS FERIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Juan Camilo OLMOS FERIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Juan camilo OLMOS FERIS (Banshun Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Gustavo is a sixty-year old man who lives in Gethsemane, a historical neighborhood in the city center of Cartagena, Colombia. Through the shadowing of his everyday life, this documentary traces a portrait of this rather complex character with many sides and paradoxes. Everyday, he roams across Gethsemane’s night, which is full of music, color and debris. Death is a recurrent subject in his reflexions and the documentary evidences the end of a cycle: Gethsemane is at the verge of a drastic change, Gustavo is a metaphor for the shift taking place in this neighborhood and a whole society. Time passes by and Gustavo is getting tired, his body is getting worn-out and the neighborhood is breaking up. "Chasing after the wind" is a contemplation of a shared impermanence, where Gethsemane's debris bears witness of the disintegration of a community, but also of a human being.
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