HOT LANDS

22 min – 2015
Colombia
Spanish
Available for Latinamerica on Retina Latina

In Colombia, where there are no seasons, it is common for people from cold cities to travel to warmer parts of the country, the
Tierra Caliente (Hot Lands), in search of a summer sojourn. Culturally, Tierra Caliente has become a place where anything can happen… where anyone can let go and be free.
As the mercury rises, a secret turns a trip to Tierra Caliente into a weekend that Verónica, Lucia and their boyfriends will never forget.

CAST & CREW

writer  director  ALVARO D. RUIZ
verónica MARUIA SHELTON  lucía MÓNICA CHÁVEZ  juan ESTEBAN GARCÍA  andrés ANDRÉS GÁMEZ
producers JAIME REYES  MARUIA SHELTON  ALVARO D. RUIZ
director of photography ALEJO ARDILA  production designer JULIÁN GRIJALBA
editors ALVARO D. RUIZ   JUAN DANIEL TABOADA   KEIKO MEDEL
composer JUAN R. FORERO  sound DANIEL CARVAJALINO   NICOLÁS RICO
original music by  VINA LYNCH   SANTIAGO MEJÍA G
production companies PURACÉ PICTURES    5 SENTIDOS

“TIERRA CALIENTE IS A DECIDEDLY NON-SHOWY FILM, AN AUTHENTIC FILM
FILLED WITH BELIEVABLE INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTS AND ROMANTIC
TENSION THAT BUILDS AS SECRETS RISE TO THE SURFACE.

ALVARO HAS A CALM, PATIENT APPROACH TO STORYTELLING AND
CREATES A FILM THAT FEELS DESTINED TO BE POPULAR
ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT.”


THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC   –  RICHARD PROPES

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FESTIVALS

HONOURABLE MENTION – Wollongong Film Festival. Australia.
NOMINEE – National Cultural Award – Antioquia University, Colombia.
BEST FOREIGN FILM
– Roselle Park Short Film Festival. Roselle Park, NJ – USA.
AUDIENCE AWARD – iChill Short Film Festival. Manila, Philippines.

• Indianapolis International Film Festival / INDY FILM FEST – USA.
• IndieBO – Bogotá Independent Film Festival. Colombia.
• Wollongong Film Festival – Australia.
• Krajina Film Festival –  Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
• London Latin American Film Festival –  UK.
• San Francisco Latino Film Festival –  USA.
• International Humanist Short Film Festival – Le MUP.  Montreal, Canada.
• National Cultural Awards – Antioquia University. Medellin, Colombia.
• Light Film Festival / DOPs FilmFest – Buenos Aires, Argentina.
• Image of the South Film Fest / Muestra La Imagen del Sur. Cordoba, Spain.
• Bogota Short Film Festival – Colombia.
• Yoni Fest – Los Angeles. USA.
• Queer Popcorn Film Festival – Locarno, Switzerland.
• Bogota Film Festival – Bogota, Colombia.
• Kannibal International Short Film Festival – Berlin, Germany.
• Short Shorts / Pantalones Cortos – Medellín, Colombia.
• Rosselle Park Short Film Festival – New Jersey – USA.
• Ciclo Rosa Film Festival – Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla – Colombia.
• Cucuta International Film Festival – Colombia.
• Festival of Colombian Queer Cinema – Bucaramanga, Colombia.
• International Hall of Light – Bogotá, Colombia.
• iChill Short Film Festival – Manila, Philippines.
• Intravenosa Film Festival – Cali, Colombia.
• Eureka Film Festival – Bogotá, Colombia.
• Bogoshorts Sessions @ Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia.
• Chia Short Film Festival – Chia, Colombia.
• Bugarte Film & Visual Arts Festival –  Buga, Colombia.
• Tadeo Film Week – Bogotá, Colombia.
• El Saman Film Festival – Viterbo, Colombia.

PRESS

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

There are many times in which we revisit our past in order to judge our decisions, wrong or right.
But such is life, where only one choice can be made at a time. .

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