By Nicolás Macario ALONSO


Documentary - Completed 2014

MONTE ADENTRO explores the universe of one of the last muleteer families in Colombia and follows the lives and mule train of two brothers – one living in the city, the other still in their mountain house – as they get together for an epic mule driving journey to the highest peaks of the Andes.

& Awards

Ventana Sur 2014
DocsBarcelona+Medellin Film Festival 2014
Award for Best First Film
Camerimage 2014
Award Special Mention of the Jury
FICCI Cartagena 2014
Official Competition
Visions du Reel 2014
Etat d´Esprit
DocBuenos Aires 2014
Official Selection
Camerimage 2014
Feature Documentary Competition
Festival des 3 Continents - International Competition 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film
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    • Duration
    • 79 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nicolás Macario ALONSO
    • Writer(s)
    • Nicolás Macario ALONSO
    • Producer(s)
    • Heike Maria FISCHER (Flor de Producciones), Nicolás Macario ALONSO
    • Synopsis
    • MONTE ADENTRO explores the universe of one of the last muleteer families in Colombia and follows the mule train and lives of two brothers, "the Gypsies".
      Alonso, one of them, now forced by the illness of their mother to live in a city, attempts to start a new life while accompanying his mother who the doctors won’t allow to return to live in the mountains. Novier, the other brother, still in the mountains of Caldas Province, but now on his own and despite the lack of work, tries to make a living and maintain their old mountain house and the mule driving tradition, as their father and grandfather did. As each of them strives to make a living on their own, memories of their common past make them wish to go back to their origins.
      It is not easy for a peasant family to survive in today's Colombia - with "progress" knocking on everyone's door and promising a better life in the city - let alone if they are muleteers, a centuries-old profession in extinction.
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