(DESPUÉS DE NORMA)- 2019
Norma de Botero is the director's mother and is diagnosed with a terminal illness. When the director finds out he is forced to record it, her, himself, the family... In this way the memories of childhood, fragments of a joyful, uninhibited and vital young mother, which the director recorded as a child, alternate with the uncertainty of what is to come, a tired and silent father who will be alone... It is who we were and who we will be, but it is above all the need to tell. It is not only what the film documents, the memory that it contains, but the need to make the film itself as catharsis, and the need to keep recording, even if death comes after Norma.
Director: Jorge Andrés Botero
Production Company: Séptima Films
Cast: Norma Botero de Botero, Luis Jorge Botero, Beatriz Botero, María Isabel Botero
Camera: Andrés Bernal, Jorge Andrés Botero
Editing: David Rojas, Carlos Cordero
Original Score: Santiago Lozano
Postproduction Manager: Mariángela González
Run Time: 93min.
X QUINIENTOS is the story of three young people dealing with the death of a loved one, each one in a different country in America (Mexico, Colombia and Canada), this traumatic event will push them to migrate and physically transform themselves in order to survive and start their mourning process.
Directed by: Juan Andrés Arango
Production companies: Périphéria Films, Séptima Films, Machete
Cast: Yonatan Diaz Angulo, Jembie Almazan, Bernardo García Cruz
Countries: Canada, Colombia, Mexico
The body of a man who disappeared during the political violence period in Peru is found, but nobody claims it. The only element that leads us into his identity is a picture of a smiley girl found under his shirt. Just a blurry picture, metaphor of a time and a memory.
Directed by: Héctor Gálvez
Production companies: Piedra Alada Producciones, MPM producciones, Autentika film, Séptima Films
Cast: Paul Vega, Antonieta Pari, Isabel Gaona
Countries: Perú, Colombia
LA PLAYA D.C.
Tomas, a black teenager forced by the war to flee Colombia’s Pacific Coast, tries to make his way in racist Bogotá. Through a desperate search to find Jairo, his youngest brother, who has disappeared in the streets of the city, Tomás will begin an initiatic journey that will force him to prove his courage and to confront the wounds from his past.
Directed by: Juan Andrés Arango
Production companies: Séptima Films, Burning Blue, Bananeira Filmes, Cinésud Promotion
Cast: Luis Carlos Guevara, Andrés Murillo, James Solis
Dirección de Fotografía: Nicolas Caneccioni
Countries: Colombia, France, Brazil
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Eric, 10, finds himself almost overnight living with Gabriel, his father, who he barely knows. The man has trouble keeping their heads above water and building a relationship with his son. Maria Isabel, the woman Gabriel works for as a carpenter, decides to take the child under her wing.
Directed by: Franco Lolli
Production companies: Evidencia Films, Geko Films
Associate producer: Séptima Films
Cast: Brayan Santamaría, Carlos Fernando Perez, Alejandra Borrero
Cinematography: Oscar Durán
Countries: France, Colombia.
no todos los ríos van al mar
The arrival of Hassan’s letter, a boy from the Middle East, changes Yenny and Esmeralda's relationship. The two sisters have recently arrived at a refugee slum on the outskirts of Bogotá. Esmeralda, the older sister, is able to attend school, where she participates in a pen pal program. The letter exchange inspires Yenny, the younger sister who couldn't get into school, to start reading and answering the letters that her sister receives. Yenny is happy to know that her life is important to others. But when the letters stop coming, Esmeralda starts replying to Yenny's letters to save her sister from succumbing to the fate of their situation.
Directed by: Santiago Trujillo Escobar
Production companies: Séptima Films
Cast: Kelly Dayana Chivará, María Katherine Rodríguez, Jorge Armando Rodríguez, Cristian Camilo Chivará