The film by director Carlos Ospina, produced by StudioAYMAC, has had a memorable tour of international festivals so far in 2021. Starting with its premiere in Berlin, then its presence in the United States reaching the cities of California in Riverside and Greater Apple in New York, to rejoice once again to be selected in one of the most important independent film competitions in South America.
For more than 15 years, Jade Jaguar Cinema Festival has highlighted the work of directors and creators, choosing pieces that stand out for their creativity and quality that they found in THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE to nominate it in the category of narrative short films.
This year (2021) they will hold the event online from August 22 to 31, because of the pandemic.
THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE, starring Lagrimón played by Julian Díaz, Marleyda Soto as Soledad and Alvaro Rodriguez as Sombrita, narrates in satire the reality of the post-conflict in Colombia, and notoriously recognizes the social abandonment of the state. Although in many settings our protagonist has been recognized as the ”Black Joker” the director has always commented that his inspiration comes from the stories of his childhood and a fixation on clowns as people and symbols loaded with so many meanings, which led him to write the script, which he had been working on since before the premiere of the famous film The Clown of Gotham City.
The film that had VALLE DEL CAUCA as its main setting, has the partition of an experienced Colombian professional artistic and musical team, that is part of the imagination and language of Ospina, -recognized music lover of Cali- . Precisely from the soundtrack, the participation of Yuri Buenaventura has been highlighted by the festivals, since his songs are a fundamental part of the short.
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Having traveled the world for three years, the film shot in the salsa capital will finally premiere next Friday, June 9th, in one of the most emblematic spaces for art and independent cinema exhibitions: La Tertulia Museum’s Cinemateca.
The Shadow arrives in Colombia with awards and recognitions such as Best Director at the Lusca Film Festival in Puerto Rico, Honorable Mention from the Jury at the Festival International Du Film Panafricain in Cannes, Best Actor and Best Film at the Bangalore Short Film Festival in India, and with premieres in renowned venues in France, the United States, Germany, Brazil and Canada.
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