Cine Latino: It All Started at the End


The Main 5 Tue, Nov 15, 2016 3:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:Todo comenzó por el fin
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
Focus - Colombia
Release Year:2015
Runtime:208 min
Festivals & Awards:Premio del público, Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias - FICCI -, 2016.
Premio Mejor director de cine colombiano, Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias - FI
Website:Official Website
Director:Luís Ospina
Producer:Luís Ospina
Cinematographer:Francisco Medina
Screenwriter:Luís Ospina
Editor:Gustavo Vasco
Luís Ospina
Composer:Camilo Sanabria
Franz Schubert
Los Speakers
Johnny Pacheco
Rolando Laserie
Junior Jein
Bloque de Búsqueda
Filmography:Un tigre de papel ('08)
Breath of Life ('99)
La mansión de Araucaima ('86)
Pure Blood ('82)


<< Return to All Films | Sinopsis en Español

Fearlessly using his own grim cancer diagnosis as a starting point, legendary Colombian filmmaker and writer Luis Ospina weaves a touching, impassioned recounting of his time with the Grupo de Cali, a close network of fervent young cinephiles who came together in the early 70s and ended up leaving an indelible mark on Colombian film history.

Playfully mixing interviews, archival footage, as well as a poignant dinner party sequence that introduces key figures throughout, IT ALL STARTED AT THE END is a warts & all tour de force, exploring the larger-than-life personalities and social conditions that provided fertile ground for this revolutionary filmic movement. From the dynamic young film theorists who challenged the dogmas of Third Cinema in the 70s to the careers of Carlos Mayolo, whose notorious debut feature CARNE DE TU CARNE shocked audiences throughout Latin America; and the tragic Andrés Caicedo, whose acclaimed novel ¡QUE VIVA LA MUSICA! was released on the day of his suicide at the age of 25, Ospina approaches the lives of his beloved colleagues and conspirators with a warmth and reverence that, in true “Caliwood” fashion, transcends the bounds, and extends the language, of the classic documentary form. From the strident 70s to the coke-filled 80s and the 90s arthouse successes, IT ALL STARTED AT THE END is a work that succeeds both as an epic work of art and an intimate, heartfelt meditation on life, death and love.

Título: Todo comenzó por el fin

El cineasta y escritor colombiano Luis Ospina entreteje un conmovedor y apasionado repaso de sus años con el Grupo de Cali, un núcleo de fervientes cineastas jóvenes que se unieron a principios de los 70 y dejaron una marca indeleble en la historia del cine colombiano. Con una mezcla juguetona de entrevistas, material de archivo y segmentos de una conmovedora cena que presenta figuras clave, Todo comenzó por el fin explora a calzón quitado las personalidades extraordinarias y las condiciones sociales que hicieron posible este revolucionario movimiento en el cine.


"Essential viewing for anyone looking for darkly comic, anarchic inspiration."- Film Society Lincoln Center