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DAYS OF THE WHALE

LOS DIAS DE LA BALLENA

2019, Catalina Arroyave Restrepo, Colombia, 80 min.
With Laura Tobón, Davis Escallón

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"There's an indomitable youthful exuberance that thrums through Restrep's debut feature...unmistakable energy and unconcealed filmmaking glee."--Jessica Kiang, Variety

“A gem of a film. The story is compelling, the art is amazing, the sense of place is near perfect.” --Steve Kopian, UnSeen Films

"A promising debut from a fresh new voice...features a fantastic soundtrack with a mix of Colombian hip hop and Cuban salsa."--Raquel Stecher, Quelle Movies

Cristina (Tobón) and Simon (Escallón) are two young and daring graffiti artists bent on rebellion through art, in Medellín, Colombia's second-largest city. Their restless spirit leads them to defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint a mural over a threat written in a wall. The love that unites them, their friendship with other artists at La Selva--an old house they use as a refuge--and familiar tensions, come together to tell a story where the powerful strength of youth faces fear, violence and the difficulties of growing up. In Spanish with English subtitles. (Description courtesy of Outsider Pictures)

Please join us on Saturday, August 1 at 8pm CDT for a Q&A with DAYS OF THE WHALE director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo, hosted by Somos el Cine in conjunction with the Roxie.

Register for this free discussion here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/days-of-the-whale-conversation-with-catalin...

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Please join us on Thursday, August 6 at 7pm CDT for a Facebook Live Q&A with DAYS OF THE WHALE director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo.

Register for this free discussion here:
https://tinyurl.com/yyx5ylso

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