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by Óscar Ruiz Navia


During the day, Ras is a construction worker, but every night, after work, he sprays graffitis on his neighborhood walls in east Cali, Colombia. Since he hasn’t slept for a long time, Ras starts to daydream. When he steals several cans of paint to finish a huge mural, he is fired from his job. Without a dime, he sets off on a journey across the city to find Calvin, another graffiti artist, who has studied fine art and is having issues since his parents’ divorce.

original title: Los Hongos
country: Colombia, France, Argentina, Germany
sales agent: FiGa Films (US)
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Óscar Ruiz Navia
screenplay: Óscar Ruiz Navia, César Augusto Acevedo
cast: Jovan Alexis Marquinez, Calvin Buenaventura, Atala Estrada, Gustavo Ruiz Montoya, María Elvira Solis, Dominique Tonnelier, Ángela García
cinematography by: Sofía Oggioni Hatty
film editing: Felipe Guerrero
producer: Gerylee Polanco, Diana Bustamante, Óscar Ruiz Navia
co-producer: Guillaume De Seille, Nicolás Avruj, Titus Kreyenberg
production: Arizona Productions, unafilm, Contravia Films (CO), Burning Blue (CO), El Campo Cine (AR)
backing: Cinefondation Cannes Film Festival, Framework production Award Torino Film Lab, Buenos Aires Lab, FDC Colombia, Hubert Bals Fund, World Cinema Fund
distributor: Numax Distribución, Arizona Films

main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2014 Cineasti del presente

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