COL / MEX 2015 79’
DIRECTED BY: Jorge Forero
SCREENPLAY BY: Jorge Forero
PRODUCED BY: Diana Bustamante, Paola Pérez (Burning Blue)
CAST: Rodrigo Vélez, David Aldana, Nelson Camayo
Three stories, three men, three different perspectives on the complexity of violence. Jorge Forero avoids confronting his protagonists’ different views and giving social diagnoses of his native Columbia. In an attempt to uncover the very essence of aggression, he offers a spectacular, but also painful show, where the audience participates in the cruelty. He forces us to patiently watch both the victims and their oppressors (with the brutal acts staying generally offscreen, but losing nothing of their unsettling nature nad power). This tension implants a thought: that violence is always in and around us, fueling a giant machine, one more powerful than a single person can ever be.
A Columbian director, born in 1981. He studied at universities in Bogota, Sao Paulo and Cuba. Author of short films: “Unos de esos días” and “Sometamos o matemos”, producer of the films “Refugiado” (dir. Diego Lerman) and “La tierra y la sombra” (dir. César Acevedo), which were screened at Cannes. “Violence” is his first feature film, it was shown at Berlinale in the Forum section, among other festivals.