The Rust

Feature-length, Fiction, 83′

Coproduction : Monociclo Cine (Colombia), Dublin Films, RTVC Play (Colombia) & Amplitud (USA)

Director : Juan Sebastián Mesa

Synopsis:
Jorge lives on the coffee farm he inherited from his father. He is the only one of his generation who has decided to stay in the countryside. The festivities of his village are approaching and with them the reunion with his ex-girlfriend Andrea, who is returning from the city. Her imminent arrival begins to distance him from his cousin Rosa and to destabilize him physically and mentally, taking him away from his work in his plantation, as his crops slowly begin to be destroyed by a severe plague. 

During the chaos of the festivities, Jorge will experience the encounter with a world unknown to him. In the midst of drugs and electronic music, he understands that everything that united him with Andrea has already disappeared and that only fire can turn the ghosts of his past and the plague that attacks his crops into ashes.

Shooting : 2019 (Colombia)

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

Casting :
Jorge : Juan Daniel Ortiz Hernandez
Rosa : Paula Andrea Cano
Andrea : Laura Gutierrez Ardila

Development: Cinélatino, Coproduction Forum Festival de San-Sebastian 2017, Cinéfondation Résidence 2017-2018.

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

Selections : WIP Latam 2020 (San Sebastian Festival), Cinéma en Construction – Cinélatino Toulouse 2021.

Festivals :
World Premiere, Festival international de San Sebastián  – Compétition, section New Directors (Espagne, september)
French Premiere, Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine – Official selection – Out of competition (France, october)
ZFF – San Sebastián Window (Switzerland, september)
Panorama du cinéma Colombien – Feature length competition (Paris, octobre)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival – International compétition – Human Values Prize from Grec Parlement (Greece, novembre)
Filmar en América Latina – Audience Prize Compétition – Focus Sud Section (Switzerland, november)