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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. In 2015 he founded his company Níquel Films with which he has written, directed and produced his first short films. In addition to his career as a director he has worked in the area of education as a teacher of screenwriting and cinema in public schools in Bogotá, and has also worked as an assistant director in film productions in Colombia. He is currently developing his new feature film The Birds.

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


▸ Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2022 - Cannes 
▸ Guanajuato International Film Festival
▸ Festival de Cine de Lima
▸ Melbourne International Film Festival