Siembra / Siembra
A film by Angela Osorio, Santiago Lozano
This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)
Co-presented by Austin Film Society
Colombia, Drama, 2015
83 min, Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles
Turco, a fisherman from the Colombian Pacific Coast, yearns to return to the land he had to abandon 3 years ago, due to armed conflict. He lives in the city, trapped in a profound feeling of rootlessness, while his teenage son, Yosner, is content in the urban landscape and seeks out a possible future there. Turco’s illusion of returning home is complicated with Yosner’s sudden death. He is confronted by the pain and powerlessness of his son’s corpse, which has now become one more obstacle to return to his land on the coast. While the traditional funeral rites are held, Turco wanders away and meanders through the city to do his personal mourning; but time goes by and he has to find a place to bury his son.
About the director
Angela Osorio and Santiago Lozano have both studied at the Universidad del Valle and Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. Angela directed the award winning experimental video SERIE INMÓVILES and is currently the Director of Education and Culture at Museo La Tertulia in Cali, as well as a professor of Visual Arts at Universidad Javeriana.
Santiago is a professor of Cinema and Digital Communication at Universidad Autónoma de Occidente. Osorio and Lozano have worked together for more than 10 years in the co-direction of several short documentaries. SIEMBRA is their debut feature.
Producer: Oscar Ruiz Navia, Gerylee Polanco Uribe, Angela Osorio, Santiago Lozano
Production Companies: Contravía Films, Barbara Films
Screenwriter: Angela Osorio, Santiago Lozano
Cinematographer: Juan Velasquez
Editor: Angela Osorio, Santiago Lozano
Sound Design: Leandro De Loredo, Alejandro Fábregas
Cast: Diego Balanta, Inés Granja, Jose Luis Preciado
Print Source: Maria Ospina – Contravía Films, firstname.lastname@example.org