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Directed by Fabián Hernández
Written by Fabián Hernández

In Vivo Films (France)  
Medio de Contención Producciones (Colombia)

82 minutes / Drama

With the support of : 
Aide aux cinémas du monde - CNC, Institut Français
Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Département de la Charente-Maritime
Proimagenes Colombia FDC
World Cinema Fund
Cinéfondation Atelier - Cannes Film Festival
Torino Film Lab




Carlos lives in a youth shelter in the center of Bogotá, a refuge meant to help mitigate the harshness of life. It's Christmas and Carlos longs to spend the day with his family. As he leaves the shelter for the holidays, Carlos is confronted with the brutality of his neighborhood, ruled by the law of the strongest, the alpha male. Carlos must also prove he can be one of them, while deep inside him, these expressions of masculinity clash with the decisions he must make in order to survive.


Fabián Hernández was born in Bogotá. He studied Film and Theater in Bogotá and Paris. In addition to his career as a director he has worked in the area of education as a teacher of Script and Film in public schools in Bogota, and as an audiovisual producer for IDARTES AIPI project and for the Javeriana University. He has written and directed the short films: MALA MAÑA (2015) TRAS LA MONTAÑA (2016) selected in several festivals around the world, and GOLPE Y CENSURA (2018) OASIS (2019).

His first feature film, Un Varón, has been selected at the 2022 Director's Fortnight.