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Days Of The Whale Unclassified 15+
Los días de la ballena

Director: Catalina Arroyave Country: Colombia (2019)
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: Drama Themes: Activism Friendship
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Debut director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo won a Special Jury Mention at SXSW for this free-spirited story of young love and defiance in the mean streets of Medellín, Colombia. 

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

Tickets

5260
Tue 06 Aug 1:30 pm [5260]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium Assisted Listening100% Subtitles
Past event
5670
Wed 14 Aug 11:00 am [5670]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium Assisted Listening100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Carlos Fonnegra, Christian Tappan, David Escallón, Julián Giraldo, Laura Tobón
Director
Catalina Arroyave
Producers
Jaime Guerrero Naudin, Natalia Agudelo, Nicolás Herreño
Screenwriter
Catalina Arroyave
Cinematographer
David Correa Franco
Composer
Víctor Acevedo
Editor
Juan Sebastián Quebrada
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere

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