The Rust

Fiction, 90′

Coproduction : Monociclo Cine (Colombia) & Dublin Films (France).

Director : Juan Sebastián Mesa


Jorge lives on a coffee plantation in the middle of a forest-covered valley. He is the only one of his generation who decided to stay in the countryside. For some months, nobody has wanted to pick the beans and his harvest has been hit by a severe plague. The local festivities are approaching and with them the reunion with his first love and his childhood friends, returning from the city. After a weekend of celebration only fire can turn into ashes the ghosts from his past.

Development: Cinélatino, Coproduction Forum Festival de San-Sebastian 2017, Cinéfondation Résidence 2017-2018, WIP Latam 2020 (San Sebastian Film Festival)

With the support of : Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine (writing et development), Prolmagenes Colombia – Fondo Desarollo Cinematografico (development et production) and FilMedellín.

Shooting : November – December 2019 (Colombia)

DOP: David Correa Franco
Editing: Etienne Boussac
Producers: Alexander Arbelaez, Jose Manuel Duque, David Hurst