LA PLAYA

By Juan ARANGO

CINE-SUD PROMOTION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

Tomas, a black teenager forced by the war to flee Colombia’s Pacific Coast, tries to make his way in racist Bogotá. Through a desperate search to find his youngest brother, Tomas will begin an initiatic journey in the streets of the city.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Un Certain Regard
San Sebastian FF 2012
Horizontes Latinos
Chicago IFF 2012
New Directors Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA, CANADA, BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan ARANGO
    • Producer(s)
    • Diana BUSTAMANTE (Burning Blue), Jorge BOTERO (Septima Films), Vania CATANIA (Bananeira filmes), Thierry LENOUVEL (Ciné-Sud Promotion)
    • Synopsis
    • Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country´s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in Bogotà, a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother disappears, Tomas plunges in the streets of the city searching for Jairo. This initiatory journey compels him to face his past and to leave aside the influence of his brothers in order to find his own identity. Tomas reveals a unique perspective of a vibrant and unstable city that, like Tomas, stands on the threshold between what once was and what might be.
    • Partners & financing
    • Septima Films (Colombia)
      Bananiera Filmes (Brazil)
      Pheripheria films (Canada)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2010
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