Two Q&As with director Fabián Hernández following the 7pm shows on Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9.
Colombia’s official Oscar submission, the captivating and poignant drama from exciting up-and-coming writer-director Fabián Hernández, is a sensitive and subtle exploration of Latin American masculinity and gender dynamics against the backdrop of Bogota's streets. Acclaimed at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, the story centers around Carlos, a young man who lives in a youth shelter in the heart of the city, seeking respite from the harshness of life. As Christmas approaches, he longs to spend the day with his mother and sister, who are ensnared in the throes of urban turmoil. Carlos navigates the streets under the protection of Freddy, for whom he sells drugs—but when he cannot live up to Freddy’s macho expectations, he must make a choice between his survival and adhering to societal constructs of masculinity.
Co-presented by the Colombian Film Festival of New York. Special thanks to the Consulate General of Colombia in New York.