Director of photography:
Jesús María Mina (José de los Santos) Julián Ramírez (Pium pium)
José de Los Santos (70) is in charge of the funeral rituals of his village inside the Pacific coastline. One day, the soul of his son announces him his own death and orders him to find his way to the origins. He goes on a journey into the jungle. In the midst of an eternal war, he must stay alive to reach his final resting place.
2028 Development Price CNC, Cinéfondation Residency
2021 Production fund, Fund for cinematographic development FDC, Colombia
2021 Assistance for Coproduction, Ibermedia program
2022 EFICINE Mexico Production Fund
2022 Berlinale, World Cinema Fund
Development fund, Nouvelle Aquitaine F.I.L.M. (Francia)
Santiago Lozano Álvarez has a degree in Social Communications from Universidad del Valle and a master degree in Script for Film & TV from Universidad Carlos III, Madrid-Spain. He made several Documentary Shorts before his fiction debut Siembra (Best Film at Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse 2016). He was part of Cannes Cinéfondation Residency 2018.
Siembra (2015) 82 min
Santiago Lozano Álvarez co-directed with Ángela Osorio
Festival de Locarno, Filmmakers of the Present. Boccalino Price of the independent Critic, 2015 Swiss
Best Movie. Festival Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, 2016 France
Special Price of the jury, Cine Colombiano, Cartagena Cinema Festival, 2016 Colombia
Best Movie REC Festival, Tarragona 2015 Spain
Led by Sister & brother Oscar Ruíz Navia and Ana María Ruíz Navia, Contravía Films is an art house film production based in Cali, Colombia and founded in 2006. It is one of the most recognized independent film companies in the region. Its films have been selected in festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Toronto, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, among others. Filmography : El Vuelco del cangrejo, La Sirga, Los Hongos, Siembra, Epifanía, Tormentero, Dopamina, Fait Vivir, Selva Trágica.