EN - Colombia is a land of ghosts. Two siblings roam these mystical landscapes in search of their dead father's spirit. Their journey takes them from Bogota to the Colombian jungle, through realms of thought and deep into their haunted dreams. Here they will find some answers and attract unexpected company.

NL - Een zus volgt haar broer, ze filmt hem terwijl ze hem een brief schrijft, een brief die een vraag stelt, een vraag over de mysterieuze dood van haar vader. Dit brengt hun tot een zoektocht: ze verlaten Bogota, de onmogelijke stad. De zoektocht leidt ons tot diep in de Colombiaanse jungle, waar ze waarheden ontdekken en onverwacht bezoek krijgen. Een verwondering over wat de dood, spoken, geesten en broederschap betekenen.

FR - La Colombie est une terre de fantômes. Mon frère Pablo a décidé de partir à la quête d'un entre eux; l'esprit de notre père decedé. Ainsi il arrive dans la jungle. Avec ma caméra, je l'ai suivi.

Info

Title The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do
Original title The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do
Original language Spanish
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Docs , Lab
Genre hybrid documentary
Year 2017

Credits

Cast Pablo Rodríguez Onzaga, Andrés Rodríguez Gacharna, Tania López
Photography Juanita Onzaga
Editing Mira Matthew, Juanita Onzaga
Sound Jeremy Bocquet, Thomas Noël
Music Senjan Jansen, Lucho Quintanilla
Assistant director Camilo Garcia
Director of Production Daniela Millan
Producers Juanita Onzaga, Ana Maria Nieto de Gamboa

Technical specs

Running time film 20'14"
Release format DCP
Other available formats digital file
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Sabam, Le Bij, Cheval Deux Trois, Cobalt films, Mario Grande
Production partners Rana films, El Cajon Estudio, Gust Van Den Berghe

Festivals

2017: Generation 14plus Competition - Berlinale/Berlin International Film Festival (DE); New Talents Competition - FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena (CO)

Awards

2017: Winner of the Special Prize of the International Jury at  Berlin International Film Festival in competition Generation 14+for Best Short film (DE)

2016: Winner VAF Wildcard - Documentary (BE)

Colombian-Belgian documentary short selected for Berlinale

Juanita Onzaga’s documentary short The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do has been selected for the Generation 14plus Competition at the Berlin International Film Festival (9-19 February). The animated feature Richard the Stork, which was co-produced with Flanders, also premiers in the Generation section.

The Jungle Knows You Better Than You DoJuanita Onzaga’s film, a cross between documentary and fiction, is set in Colombia, a country portrayed as a land of ghosts. The filmmaker follows her brother Pablo deep into the jungle in search of the spirit of their dead father. There, they uncover truths and attract unexpected company.

Published on Tuesday 17 January 2017

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Last edited on 19 April 2017

Short info

Director Juanita Onzaga
Producers LUCA School of Arts
Writers Juanita Onzaga
Contact

LUCA School of Arts Brussel
Greet Busselot
Paleizenstraat 70
1030 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 2 250 11 87
greet.busselot@luca-arts.be

Sales

Juanita Onzaga
T +32 485 38 51 93
juanite91@gmail.com
www.juanitaonzaga.com

Website cargocollective.com/juanitaonzaga/THE-JUNGLE-KNOWS-YOU-BETTER-THAN-YOU-DO
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