DAYS OF THE WHALE
Cristina is a budding graffiti artist, living with her dad and his new wife in a middle-class Medellín neighbourhood. Her mother, a journalist, has fled the country after shining a spotlight on some vengeful criminal types. Cristina escapes the daily dramas at home by hanging out with fellow street artist Simon and as their friendship evolves into something more, the teens use their creative skills to take on a local gang.
With memorable performances from Laura Tobón and David Escallón as Cristina and Simon, and buoyed by an upbeat soundtrack of hip-hop and salsa-inflected music, Days of the Whale fizzes with youthful energy and verve, offering a compassionate, vibrant portrait of hope and humanity against the ever-present threat of danger in a city better known for its cartels.
“A neon-colorful manifesto of optimistic defiance spray-stenciled on a newly white-washed wall … the film compels as a gentle portrait of the blissed-out uncertainty of new love.” – Variety
|6 August 2019||1:30pm||Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium||Past event|
|14 August 2019||11:00am||Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium||Past event|