Days of the Whale
Directed by Catalina Arroyave Restrepo
Starring Valeria Castaño Fajardo, Carlos Fonnegra

Rated NR | Runtime 1 hours & 20 minutes

This will be presented as part of our Virtual Cinema series. 

Set in the bustling city of Medellín, Colombia's second largest, Days of the Whale follows Cristina (Laura Tobón) and Simón (David Escallón), two young graffiti artists who tag spots around where they live. Simón comes from a more working-class background and lives with his grandmother. They are part of an art collective that is the center for a group of young revolutionaries. Cristina is a college kid from an upper-middle-class family who finds herself living with her dad because her mother is a journalist who moved to Spain when threatened by the city's criminal street gangs. The love that unites them, and their friendship with other artists, keeps Cristina from leaving the city as tensions rise when Cristina and Simon's rebellious, restless spirit leads them to defy this same gang by painting a mural over a threatening tag at the center.

With her assured and fresh debut feature, director Catalina Arroyaye Restrepo joins a vital group of young Colombian and Latin American female filmmakers changing how the country and the region are represented in film. Days of the Whale offers a vital portrait of the urban culture of a city in flux. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. 

This will be presented as part of our Virtual Cinema series.



Days of the Whale
Directed by Catalina Arroyave Restrepo
Starring Valeria Castaño Fajardo, Carlos Fonnegra

Rated NR | Runtime 1 hours & 20 minutes

This will be presented as part of our Virtual Cinema series. 

Set in the bustling city of Medellín, Colombia's second largest, Days of the Whale follows Cristina (Laura Tobón) and Simón (David Escallón), two young graffiti artists who tag spots around where they live. Simón comes from a more working-class background and lives with his grandmother. They are part of an art collective that is the center for a group of young revolutionaries. Cristina is a college kid from an upper-middle-class family who finds herself living with her dad because her mother is a journalist who moved to Spain when threatened by the city's criminal street gangs. The love that unites them, and their friendship with other artists, keeps Cristina from leaving the city as tensions rise when Cristina and Simon's rebellious, restless spirit leads them to defy this same gang by painting a mural over a threatening tag at the center.

With her assured and fresh debut feature, director Catalina Arroyaye Restrepo joins a vital group of young Colombian and Latin American female filmmakers changing how the country and the region are represented in film. Days of the Whale offers a vital portrait of the urban culture of a city in flux. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. 

This will be presented as part of our Virtual Cinema series.

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