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La Playa D.C

Juan Andres Arango - 2012

Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country´s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas plunges in the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that compels him to face his past and to leave aside the influence of his brothers in order to find his own identity. Through this journey, Tomas reveals a unique perspective of a vibrant and unstable city that, like Tomas, stands on the threshold between what once was and what might be.

Colombia / Brasil / France - 2012

Length: 90:00
Genre: Fiction
Language: Spanish 

Script and direction: Juan Andres Arango

Production: Burning Blue (on liquidation) 

                      Séptima Films                                                                                Ciné Sud Promotions 

                      Bananeira Filmes

Director of photography: Nicolas Canniccioni

Cast: Luis Carlos Guevara, Andres Murillo, Jaime Solis
Production designer: Angélica Perea


  • Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection Un Certain Regard and Nominee to the Camera d’Or, Cannes, France. 2012 

  • Lima Latin American Film Festival, Winner for Best First Work, Lima, Peru. 2012 

  • Chicago International Film Festival, Nominee to the Gold Hugo for New Director, Chicago, United States. 2012 

  • San Sebastian International Film Festival, Nominee to the Horizontes Award for Best Film produced totally or partially in Latin America, San Sebastian, Spain. 2012

  • Image Awards - NAACP, Nominee for Outstanding International Motion Picture, Los Angeles, United States. 2014 

  • Macondo Awards, Winner for Best Film and Best Editing; Nominee for Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup, Bogotá, Colombia. 2012


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