Friday, April 29, 2022
Stunning. Hallucinatory. A swirling, cryptic journey into a hellish Medellín night.
A nocturnal Bressonian neo-noir in miniature.
Succinctly potent like a concentrated shot of a mood-altering substance.
There are echoes here of Chilean auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky in the disorienting stew of metaphor and mysticism, and the sheer logic-defying strangeness of it all...it’s a memorable experience.
Vivid and dreamlike. Nearly every sequence contains a moment of sudden, arresting beauty.
Every frame is gorgeous. Restrepo’s debut feature burns white-hot with the misterioso story of an outlaw at large.
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. A New Directors/New Films 2020 selection. A Grasshopper Film release.
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