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DIVINAS MELODIAS

DIVINAS MELODIAS

LANGUAGES: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: SHORT FICTION
Running Time: 33 mins
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

Pacho and Genaro are two afro-colombian farmers that live on the banks of the Guapi River, they are great musicians from the ´marimba’ ( balafon) tradition. One day, Pacho has to build a new instrument, for the burial rites of a little kid. The building of it turns into a mystical experience that is going to change his life forever.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: HOLLYWOODOO FILMS
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Francisco Torres as Pacho Torres
Genaro Torres as Duende
Issac Torres as Chispas
Viviana Obregon as Young Woman
Evaristo Lerma as Evaristo

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Lucas Silva
Screenwriter: Lucas Silva
Producer: Maria Neysa Santamaria
Director of Photography: Nicolas Ordoñez
Sound: Jose Jairo Florez – Gabriel Bocanegra
Editing: Etienne Boussac
Sound Editing: Carlos Garcia – LA TINA
Music Composer: Francisco Torres y Dinastia Torres

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: short fiction feature
Sub-genre: Musical
Language: Spanish
Country of origin: Colombia
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 33 mins
Shooting format: FULL HD

AWARDS

Audience Award in Colombian Film Festival EL PERRO QUE LADRA, PARIS 2020.

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena Colombia, 2019
BOGOSHORTS – Short Films Festival . Bogota, Colombia.
Festival International de Film de Biarritz, France. 2019
Festival de Cine Colombiano LE CHIEN QUI ABOIT, Paris France, 2029.
Audience Award for Best short film.
Festival de Cine Corto de Popayan, Colombia. 2020
Festival Internacional de Cine de Tunja, Colombia. 2021.
Festival de Cine Afro Kunta Kinte, Medellin, Colombia, 2020.

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

I am a filmmaker and screen writer. During 15 years I realized documentaries on afro-Colombian culture, ethnic minorities, and other popular cultures of my country, Colombia. The major part of my work is devoted to the heritage of the African culture and its presence in America.
In 1996, I released a movie "AMAPOLA: MAUDITE FLOWER "(30') with filmmaker Marta Rodriguez. The same year I released the movie "THE CREOLES KINGS OF THE CHAMPETA" (30') in the town of Cartagena (Colombian Caribbean coast). This film was about the new tendencies of afro-Colombian music, with a special focus on Champeta Criolla style. Co-produced by "LA HUIT PRODUCCION" (Paris), it was projected in various festivals and broadcasted on several television channels (TV5, Arte). Between 1998 and 2000 I completed two new documentary’s, "The Children of the Thunder" (52 '), and "The Three Powers" (52'), about the popular religiosity in Venezuela.
In 2000, I released a new documentary about afro-Colombian music, entitled "SONS OF BENKOS" (52'), co-produced by the company "Films du Village" (Paris, France). We won an Honourable mention of the Jury in the Festival "Bilan of the Ethnographic Movie" - Bartok Price, Museum of Man, Paris, 2001.
In 2008 i released a new documentary “ALABAOS, GUALIES and Grave Yards” – 39 min.
2018 “Uraba, Dancehall a Prueba de Balas». 24 min. Documentary.
2019 "Divine Melodies" – Short film, fiction. 33 min
Audience Award in the COLOMBIAN FILM FESTIVAL by “Perro que Ladra” – Paris, 2029.
2020: "Black Rapshody - A Portrait of Alfonso Cordoba el Brujo”. Documentary Film. 1h 23 min.
Right now I’m working on the writing and development of a Feature Film Fiction project: "Sabata, Nefertiti y el Poder del Alacran".