This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re featuring a Q&A from the 49th New Directors/New Films, with Los conductos director Camilo Restrepo and FLC’s Director of Programming Dennis Lim.
A former criminal and cult member living under cloak of night in the crevices and corners of the Colombian city of Medellín makes his way back into civilization, yet is gripped by a shadowy past, in this fragmented first feature from Camilo Restrepo. After his memorable shorts Cilaos and La bouche, the director proves his mastery at economical yet expansive storytelling here, taking a complex narrative about the possibility of regeneration within a society all too willing to discard its outcasts and boiling it down to a series of precise shots, sounds, and gestures of off-handed beauty.
Winner of the Best First Feature prize at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival and a New Directors/New Films 2020 selection, Los conductos opens exclusively in our theaters this Friday, with live Q&As with the director and cast during the opening weekend. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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