Los Hongos
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2Fri, Apr 10, 2015 2:45 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2Wed, Apr 15, 2015 9:55 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2Mon, Apr 27, 2015 9:20 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
English Title:Los Hongos
Program:Cine Latino
Tags:Drama
Coming-of-Age
Arts
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2014
Runtime:103
Type:Narrative Feature
Awards:Special Jury Prize - Locarno International Film Festival
Hubert Bals Fund Lions Film Award - Rotterdam International Film Festival
Country:Colombia
France
Germany
Argentina
Language:Spanish
Website:http://loshongos.com/
Print Source:FiGa Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/123573064
Cast/Crew
Director:Oscar Ruiz Navia
Producer:Diana Bustamente
Gerylee Polanco Uribe
Oscar Ruiz Navia
Cinematographer:Sofia Oggioni
Editor:Felipe Guerrero
Principal Cast:Jovan Alexis Marquinez
Calvin Buenaventura
Atala Estrada
Screenwriter:César Augusto Acevedo
Oscar Ruiz Navia
Description

Director Oscar Ruiz Navia’s second feature is fiercely creative, decisively independent, and assuredly tender. A construction worker by day and a street artist by night, Ras is fired for stealing paint to complete a huge mural next to his house and no longer able to support his mother. He skateboards across Cali looking for Calvin, another young graffiti artist who studies fine arts and is having difficult days since his parents’ divorce and his grandmother’s cancer.

Inspired by the slogans of the Arab Spring, namely “We will never be silent again,” the boys join in a nocturnal movement of artistic defiance. Los Hongos is marked by genuine humor in its earnest depictions of teen spirit and the numurous endearing scenes of familial life. The boys’ prolific bike/board wanderings through the city act as a poem to graffiti culture and cinematic social realism.



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