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Los Hongos

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Directed by Oscar Ruíz Navia
Colombia, France, 2014
Drama
      Spanish
      English, Arabic, French, Portuguese

Synopsis

Ras is a construction worker who also sprays graffitis on the walls of east Cali, Colombia. When he steals several cans of paint to finish a mural, he gets fired. He sets off on a journey and befriends Calvin, another graffiti artist who studies art and is having issues since his parents’ divorce.

Our take

Drawing praise on its premiere at Locarno, Los Hongos is an impressionistic coming-of-age graffiti film—shot, documentary-like, in gorgeous 35mm, and led by fantastic naturalistic performances. Colombian director Oscar Ruíz Navia’s follow-up to his acclaimed gem Crab Trap.

Synopsis

Ras is a construction worker who also sprays graffitis on the walls of east Cali, Colombia. When he steals several cans of paint to finish a mural, he gets fired. He sets off on a journey and befriends Calvin, another graffiti artist who studies art and is having issues since his parents’ divorce.

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Los HongosDirected byOscar Ruíz Navia
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2014 | Winner: Special Jury Prize - Filmmakers of the Present
International Film Festival Rotterdam
2014 | Winner: Hubert Bals Fund Lions Film Award
2015 | Winner: Dioraphte Award

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