Film Details

Colombia / 2019 / 77 min.
Directed by Catalina Arroyave Restrepo
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Drama
Feature

Synopsis

Graffiti artists Cristina and Simón, members of a Medellín street art collective, spend their nights scouting locations that could serve as the next canvasses for their work. Cristina’s mother, a journalist, had to leave the country after receiving several death threats; Simón lives with his grandmother in a humble neighborhood. Cristina wants to draw what would be her largest piece yet on the wall across the collective’s headquarters, a dream that is jeopardized when a local gang draws a threat against the collective on that wall. Arroyave Restrepo’s lyrical feature debut is a celebration of youth, love and the exhilarating power of creativity.

Cristina y Simón, artistas de graffiti y miembros de un colectivo de arte callejero de Medellín, pasan sus noches buscando muros que puedan servir como los próximos lienzos para su trabajo. La madre de Cristina, una periodista, abandonó el país tras ser amenazada de muerte; Simón vive con su abuela en un barrio humilde. Cristina quiere dibujar lo que sería su pieza más grande en la pared que queda al frente de la sede del colectivo, un sueño que se ve en peligro cuando una pandilla local amenaza al colectivo. Arroyave Restrepo celebra la juventud, el amor y el poder embriagador de la creatividad en su debut cinematográfico.