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LANGUAGE

Spanish

Drama

GENRE

Production Budget
$543.000
Secured funds
$335.000, Colombian Fund writing and production grants / Colombian, French and Argentinian co producers 

​PRODUCTION BUDGET

Evidencia Films is a Colombian film production company, whose main focus is the creation of an auteur cinema both daring and with strong commercial potential on the international market. To date, the company has produced Lolli's two feature films as director, as well as seven short films and a miniseries. The company's works have been selected for and won awards at major festivals around the world (Cannes, San Sebastián, London, Chicago…). Most recently, Evidencia intervened as associate producer to Simón Mesa’s first feature AMPARO, that premiered at the Critic’s Week in Cannes 2021. The company is currently developing the documentary LOS TILANGOS by Tomás Pinzón, about the failed Colombian peace process, and the first feature film by 2020 Orizzonti Short Film award winner Mariana Saffon.

Production Company
Evidencia Films, Bogota, Colombia
franco@evidenciafilms.com
+57 3132687890

Franco Lolli, Producer Columbia
Colombian screenwriter, director and producer Lolli (1983, Bogotá) studied film at La Fémis in France. Directed the short films Como todo el mundo (2008 Grand Jury Prize, Clermont-Ferrand) and Rodri (2012 Cannes Director’s Fortnight). His opera prima Gente de bien premiered at the 2014 Cannes Critics’ Week and his second feature Litigante opened the same event in 2019. He founded Evidencia Films to produce his own films and those of other directors with powerful ideas and unique perspectives.

​PRODUCTION COMPANY PROFILE

Six years ago, I got a call from my father, telling me that my teenage brother had just died. Like Federico, the character in my film, I got scared but not much more than that at the time. I went into the bathroom, looked into the mirror and said goodbye to my face and my life. I knew that soon, when I looked at myself again, I would see another face: that of someone with a very different life. Rather than talking about death, in this film I am interested in talking about how, after a traumatic event, not only our perception of things changes, but also the intensity of the present. Of the need to learn to get up and look at things from another place. What it means to reconnect with the world. That is why I choose to tell the story from the point of view of a teenager, “the other son”, who must find his way in the shadow of his dead brother. This is a film of strong contrasts –of light, of feelings, of contexts– and I am concerned with portraying them with an electric intensity. I will try to portray the depth of existence, not through imposed or solemn staging, but through the energy inherent in the use of non-professional actors and in the city of Bogotá. I want to speak out loud about my brother’s death, my family’s madness, and my own pain, but, above all, about the light that comes after darkness. The difficult light, more beautiful than ever, that all humans must see sooner or later.

DIRECTOR'S NOTE

SYNOPSIS

A teenager who after the sudden and unexpected death of his younger brother, falls in love with his deceased brother's ex-girlfriend and, through that love, finds the strength to fight on.

Franco Lolli

Franco Lolli

Producer:

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Juan Sebastián Quebrada

The Other Son

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Lab Edition:

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Year

2021

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