Cine Latino: Siembra


The Main 5 Sun, Nov 13, 2016 1:45 PM
The Main 3 Thu, Nov 17, 2016 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
Women in Film
Focus - Colombia
Tags:Women Directors
Release Year:2016
Runtime:80 min
Festivals & Awards:Swiss Critics Boccalino Award - Locarno International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Controvia Films
Director:Ángela Osorio
Santiago Lozano
Producer:Gerylee Polanco
Oscar Ruiz Navia
Ángela Osorio
Santiago Lozano Álvare
Cinematographer:Juan Velásquez
Screenwriter:Ángela Osorio
Santiago Lozano
Editor:Ángela Osorio
Santiago Lozano
Principal Cast:Diego Balanta
Inés Granja
Jose Luis Preciado
Carol Hurtado
Jhon Javier Ramos


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Relocated from his beloved rural farm due to Colombia’s long running guerilla war, 60 year-old Turco now scrapes together an existence in the urban slums of Cali, raising his troubled son Yosner, a performer with a local street dance crew, and dreaming of one day returning to his cherished homestead. His gaunt frame and creased face shaped by years of toil, Turco’s fortunes take a turn for the worse when Yosner is killed in a street dispute, straining Turco’s already precarious financial situation and deferring his dream of returning home. Wracked with grief and unable to come up with enough money to properly bury his son, the elder sets out to understand his Yosner’s world and reconcile the one he was forced to leave behind, coming to a realization on his true place within the warm embrace of Cali’s rich, vibrant Afro-Colombian community.

Filmed in crisp black and white, this latest effort from Colombia’s acclaimed Contravia Films is first narrative feature from documentary and experimental filmmakers Angela Osorio Rojas & Santiago Lozano Alvarez. Far from a grim recounting of the struggles of one Colombia’s 7 million internally displaced, SIEMBRA is often joyous testament to the survival of that country’s rural cultures uprooted and replanted in urban soil. Alive with music and dance-including a stunning sequence set in a memorial service-SIEMBRA is an immersive experience you won’t soon forget.

Título: Siembra

Filmado en crudo blanco y negro, y animado con música y danza, este exploratorio drama del afamado Contravía Films sigue a Turco, un hombre de 60 años, que después de ser desplazado de su querida tierra natal hacia los barrios más pobres de Cali, pasa sus días tratando de subsistir y criando a su hijo Yosner, artista callejero. Cuando la tragedia golpea, el dolorido Turco se propone entender su verdadero lugar dentro de la rica y vibrante comunidad afrocolombiana de Cali.


"Shows not only the human repercussions of armed conflicts, but also how film can be a useful tool for telling these stories visually."- Pterodactilo