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La Playa
(La Playa DC)

by Juan Andrés ARANGO

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Tomás, a young Afro-Colombian, left one hostile territory for another when he fled his war-torn village. When his younger brother Jairo disappears he sets out to find him, but the La Playa district in Bogotá where he lives seems like a mapped out and ever-changing network. The capital is hostile not so much because of its size but because it is mainly white. It is no coincidence that his interest in Afro hairstyles – clipper-cut calligraphies inherited from the era of slavery – helps Tomás find his way around. Marked by his experience as director of photography for documentaries and perhaps by the “Dardenne method” (handheld camera following the protagonist step by step), Juan Andrés Arango suggests correspondences between the mazes in the incredible shopping mall where Tomás works (Galaxcentro 18, “revived” especially for the needs of the story) and a hairstyling tradition akin to cartography. CG

  • Titre français
    La Playa
  • Original title
    La Playa DC
  • Titre international
    La Playa DC
  • Scénario
    Juan Andrés Arango
  • Photo
    Nicolas Canniccioni
  • Montage
    Felipe Guerrero
  • Son
    Marcio Camara, Isabel Torres
  • Interprétation
    Luis Carlo Guevara, Jamés Solis, Andrés Murillo
  • Production
    Burning Blue, Septima Films
  • Producteur délégué
    Jorge Andrés Botero, Diana Bustamante
  • Directeur artistique
    Juan David Bernal
  • Distribution
    Jour2Fête : carissa.dupont@jour2fete.com
  • Prix obtenus
    Meilleur Premier Film – Lima IFF
  • Support de projection
    Blu Ray
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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