Los hongos

Oscar Ruiz Navia
Kolumbien, FRA, Argentinien, DEU 2014
103 min

Street artists Ras and Calvin are good friends and partners in crime. With limited prospects but big ambitions to alter their local surroundings for the better, the two young men traverse Cali on bike and skateboard, scouting for surfaces to decorate with whatever paint they can scavenge. Inspired by news of the Arab Spring uprisings, they dream of collaborating on a vast mural that will express solidarity with Egypt’s student demonstrators, echoing the sentiment “We will never be silent again.” But will Ras and Calvin ever get the chance to have their voices heard?
Bursting with colour and music, LOS HONGOS is also a love letter to Ruiz Navia’s hometown of Cali, a multi-faceted location under-represented in contemporary cinema. As Ras and Calvin explore Cali’s streets and leave their mark on its underpasses and alleyways, Ruiz Navia’s film bears witness to a new generation gradually finding its place in a rapidly changing world. (Diana Sanchez)

  • Jovan Alexis Marquinez - Ras
  • Calvin Buenaventura Tascón - Calvin
  • Atala Estrada
  • Gustavo Ruiz Montoya
  • María Elvira Solis
  • Dominique Tonnelier
  • Ángela García
  • Oscar Ruiz Navia
  • César Augusto Acevedo
  • Sofia Oggioni Hatty
  • Leandro de Loredo
  • César Salazar
  • Frédéric Thery
  • Felipe Guerrero
  • Sebastián Escofet
  • La Llegada del Dios Rata
  • Zalama Crew
  • Daniela Shneider
  • Alejandro Franco
  • Ana María Acosta
Contravia Films, Burning Blue, Arizona Productions, Campo Cine, Unafilm

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