An imaginary film, an impossible romance. The story of Efraín and Alicia comes to life from surviving images from pre-synchronous-sound Colombian cinema. The young director Jerónimo Atehortúa joins forces with the late and legendary Luis Ospina, in his last project, to make a peculiar “fiction” film that ingeniously reimagines and articulates testimonies and images from the early 20th century. On this frenzied journey through Colombia and its cinema, the filmmakers invite you to remember, to dream, and to open the Archives. (G.B.)
Jerónimo Atehortúa, Luis Ospina
Jerónimo Atehortúa, Medellin, Colombia. He produced the documentary feature films "Mute Fire" (2019, which he also co-wrote) and "The Calm After the Storm" (2020), shown at Olhar de Cinema. His short films include "The Ruins" (2021), "Rekonstrukcja" (2018), among others. Luis Ospina, Cali, Colombia, is one of the founding fathers of the Cali Group. His feature films include "Pura Sangre" (1982), "Nuestra Película" (1993), "La Desazón Suprema" (2003), "Un Tigre de Papel" (2007), and "It All Started at The End" (2015). He died in 2019.