Malestar Tropical

FIC | 01:20 | SWITZERLAND
DIRECTOR JORGE CADENA| SCREENPLAY JORGE CADENA
Synopsis

Five years after the murder of his mother in northern Colombia, Lucas returns to the scene of the tragedy in a region devastated by the exploitation of the world’s largest open-pit coal mine. He is introduced to a group of queer activists who are joining forces with indigenous communities to fight for human rights.

Bio | Filmography

Biography

Jorge Cadena, Director

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1985, Jorge Cadena studied photography in Buenos Aires. In 2016, he gained his bachelor degree in filmmaking at HEAD – Geneva with his film El Cuento de Antonia, which was awarded with the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Festival. He obtained his master degree at ECAL/HEAD in 2018 with The Jarariju Sisters that received a special mention at the Berlinale. In 2019, he’s selected to take part in the Karlovy Vary EFP Future Frame programme. He’s currently working on his first feature film Malestar Tropical.

Filmography (selection)

The Sisters Jarariju, fiction, 2018
Sonali, doc, 2017
The Tale of Antonia, fiction, 2016
The Three Swallows, doc, 2016
Mapalé, essai doc, 2015
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Actualités

Chute primé à Locarno

• Pardino d'Oro | Pardi di Domani

Spectrum

• est sélectionné au programme Alliance 4 Development du Festival de Locarno 2021

Menschenskind !

• Sélections Officielles à Visions du Réel & DOK.fest Münich

Spectrum

• Sélection au Torino Script Lab 2020

Laissez-moi

• Sélections au Village de Coproductions des Arcs 2019 & Atelier Grand Nord 2020

Putin's Witnesses

• Nomination aux European Film Awards

Tempête Silencieuse primé à Locarno

• Pardino d'Argento | Pardi di Domani

Sœurs Jarariju distingué à la Berlinale

• Mention Spéciale du Jury International

Putin's Witnesses

• Sélection Officielle au TIFF 2018
• Grand Prix du Meilleur Documentaire à Karlovy Vary

Je fais où tu me dis distingué à la Berlinale

• Mention Spéciale du Jury des Jeunes