It All Started At The End

  • Colombia
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Self-portrait of the “Cali Group”, also known as “Caliwood”, a group of cinephiles who, in the midst of the wild partying and the historical chaos of the 1970s and 80s, was able to produce a body of work that is a fundamental part of Colombia’s film heritage. It is also the medical history of the filmmaker, who fell gravely ill during the production of the film. It’s both the story of a generation and of a survivor.



  • Original Title
    Todo comenzó por el fin
  • Direction
  • Cast
    Alberto Quiroga, Alberto Valdiri, Alejandra Borrero, Alejandra Gómez Lemos, Andrés Caicedo, Ani Aristizabal, Beatriz Caballero, Carlos Congote, Carlos Mayolo, Clarisol Lemos, Claudia González, Corinna Chand, Eduardo Carvajal, Elsa Vásquez, Enrique Buenave
  • Cinematography
    Francisco Medina
  • Editing
    Luis Ospina, Gustavo Vasco
  • Music
    Camilo Sanabria "Home Movies"
  • Runtime
    208 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Colombia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Toronto International Film Festival TIFF
    • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival YIDFF
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena FICCI
    • Busan International Film Festival
    • Festival Punto de Vista
    • Lincoln Center Film Society
    • Festival Pachamama
    • Cinéma du réel
    • Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay
    • LASA Latin American Association Film Festival
    • New York Colombian Film Festival
    • Festival de Las Palmas
  • Awards
    • Best Director - Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena FICCI
    • Audience Award - Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena FICCI
    • Best Documentary - Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar
    • Best Documentary - Festival Internacional de Documentales de Antofagasta - Antofadocs


  • Manuel Yrízar

    Una película elocuente y emocionada que cuenta una historia de ese grupo de amigos que desde niños estaban predestinados a formar una familia ejemplar. Vidas y muertes, pasiones y alegrías, tristezas y nostalgias, atrapadas por la cámara de cine. Paralelamente todo transcurre como un cuento de esa generación que abarca desde los años 70 del siglo XX hasta el siglo xxi en sus tres primeros lustros. Generación que vive al rumbo de la rumba colombiana despampanante y desenfadada. Quien la dirigió es el sobreviviente que resucitó para contarlo con generosidad y desparpajo. Un testimonio que agradecemos al salir del sueño de la pantalla cómplice.

    Sep 27, 2020, 10:32:48 PM

  • José Homer Mora

    Obra Maestra

    Sep 28, 2020, 6:03:49 PM

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