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 rouwende broer en zus gaan in de mystieke landschappen van Colombia op zoek naar de geest van hun vermoorde vader. Hun spirituele reis voert hen van Bogota naar de jungle, door het kluwen van hun existentiële vragen en dromen.

FR - La Colombie est une terre de fantômes. Un frère et une sœur parcourent ces paysages mystiques à la recherche de l'esprit de leur père décédé. Leur voyage les emmène de Bogota à la jungle colombienne, à travers les royaumes de la pensée et les profondeurs de leurs rêves hantés. Ici, ils trouveront des réponses et attireront une compagnie inattendue.

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 , Experimental
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

2018: Reykjavik International Film Festival (IS); Uppsala International Film Festival (SE); Intravenosa Festival (CO); First Step Film Fest (AL); Festival Internacional de cine de Queretaro (MX); DocsMX (MX); Doqumenta, Queretaro (MX); Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota (CO); Festival de Cine de Santa Fe de Antioquia (CO); Pravo Ljudski Film Festival (BA); Ambulante (CO); Cairo International Film Festival (EG); Transcinema International Film Festival (PE); Le Un manquant, Exhibition (BE); Atlantidoc Festival de Documental de Uruguay (UY); Hyper Hybrid Film Festival (DE); Colombian Film Festival of New York (US); Millenium International Documentary Festival (BE); ZagrebDOX (HR); Cine Privé (BE); Mecal International Short Film Festival (ES); FIDE, Festival International de Documentaire Emergent (FR); Images Festival, Toronto (CA)

2017: Generation 14plus Competition - Berlinale/Berlin International Film Festival (DE); New Talents Competition - FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena (CO); New Winds - Kino Pavasaris Vilnius International Film Festival (LT); International Shorts - Encounters South African International Documentary Festival (ZA); Fiction Shorts - LASFIBA (ES); International Documentary Shorts - Guanajuato International Film Festival (MX); South American Shorts - São Paulo International Short Film Festival (BR)

Awards

2018: Special Mention - International Competition, ZagrebDox International Documentary Festival (HR)

2017: Special Prize of the International Jury, Generation 14+ Best Short Film - Berlin International Film Festival (DE); Best Fiction Short Film - LASFIBA (ES); Special Mention Best International Short - Reykjavik International Film Festival (IS)

2016: 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 9 March 2018

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

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T +32 485 38 51 93
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www.juanitaonzaga.com

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