The Rust

Fiction, 90′

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

Director : Juan Sebastián Mesa

Jorge, a 27-year-old Colombian farmer, struggles to live on his deceased father’s coffee plantation, an outbreak of coffee leaf rust threatens his crop. The annual Village Festival is approaching, and with it brings the anticipation of a reunion with Andrea, his first love, who moved to the city ten years ago. During the chaos of the festivities Jorge is confronted with his life choices as he tries to free himself from the ghosts of 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