Restrepo shot to prominence through allegorical shorts that hovered on the precipice between Life and Death. After Cilaos (Olhar ’17) and La Bouche comes the Colombia-born filmmaker’s volcanic first feature, in which a tormented young man named Pinky (playing a version of himself) seeks guidance from conflicting forces throughout Medellín. His journey from a religious cult’s confines to T-shirt factory work meets with violent ruptures that happen in both soothing and shocking form. Pinky’s country emerges as a kind of fever dream, and his history as a nightmare from which art helps him awake. (A. C)
Camilo Restrepo (1975, Medellin, Colombia) lives and works in Paris, France. His films have been selected in festivals such as Director's Fortnight, Toronto IFF and New York IFF. He won the Pardino d'Argento at the Locarno IFF twice. Los Conductos is his first feature film.
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