THE HOUSE

Direction
Year 
2009
Country
  • Colombia
  • Spain
Runtime
70min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The Mendez family have been living on occupied land in the hills outside Bogotá for 40 years. They can be legally evicted at any time. Every day they walk down to the city to collect scrap materials to sell, and left overs from restaurants to feed their pigs. Victor has been married to Marta for 10 years, but Elvira his mother has never seen her with good eyes. The conflict between these two women forces Victor to take sides and comes in the way of their efforts to earn a living. The threats that a neighbour makes to Victor, will give Elvira another reason to blame Marta for all family’s problems, but Sandra, their youngest daughter will provide another chance to unite the family. Dignity and courage combine in a story about the imposibility of progress and the persistence of dreams for this family of scrap merchants.

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Details

  • Original Title
    La Casa
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    TAYO CORTÉS
  • Editing
    CARLOS RUFETE
  • Music
    ChocQuibTown, LOS DIABLITOS, ARIES VIGOTH
  • Runtime
    70 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Colombia
    • Spain
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • DEVENIR PRODUCCIONES – ANDOLIADO PRODUCCIONES
      • Colombia
  • Festivals
    • Muestra Internacional de Documental de Bogotá www.muestradoc.com - 2009
    • Tessaloniki Documentary Festival - 2010 tdf.filmfestival.gr
    • É Tudo Verdade - 2010 www.itsalltrue.com.br/
    • Dok Fest Munich - 2010 www.dokfest-muenchen.de/
    • SPECIAL MENTION HORIZONS AWARD 2010
    • Festival de Cine de Bogotá www.bogocine.com - 2009
    • SILVER DOVE AWARD (2ND PRIZE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION) - 2009
    • International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - Dok Leipzig
    • www.dok-leipzig.de
  • Awards
    • International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - Dok Leipzig
    • SILVER DOVE AWARD (2ND PRIZE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION) - 2009
    • Dok Fest Munich - 2010
    • SPECIAL MENTION HORIZONS AWARD 2010

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