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Astor Piazzolla Award for Best Feature Length Film - «Los conductos» by Camilo Restrepo

Astor Piazzolla Award for Best Feature Length Film - «Los conductos» by Camilo Restrepo

Los conductos tells the story of Pinky, whom Camilo Restrepo met when he shot Cómo crece la sombra cuando el sol declina. Pinky used to juggle in traffic lights, print t-shirts and had escaped a religious sect where violence was considered a lesser evil. It is also the story of Colombia’s outdoors, and that of survival as an everyday task, told through the eyes of bandit Desquite and clowns Tuerquita, Bebé and Pernito—characters from the street mythology of the ‘80s. In his first feature, Restrepo continues the path of his previous works. He reinvents everyday images by alternating them, making common elements essential and making them gain surreal strength. A trip through channels that establish unexpected connections and update stories from the past that lead to a dense current—a deep voice that makes clear that in our days things haven’t changed that much.