La Playa D.C.

2012 | 01:30 | NR

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Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast, pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas plunges in the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that compels him to face his past and to leave aside the influence of his brothers in order to find his own identity. Through this journey, Tomas reveals a unique perspective of a vibrant and unstable city that, like Tomas, stands on the threshold between what once was and what might be.

"…this story signals something we need more of, portraying people who have existed and survived in a country where their stories, like the Afro-Colombian soundtrack, ring loud and distinct."

- Nijla Mumin, Indiewire

"The US-influenced rhythms of Tomas's soundscapes thus contribute to the pervasive tang of unpretentious authenticity that elevates La Playa D.C. above the general run of urban-ethnographic world cinema."

- Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

"As Tomas, [Luis Carlos] Guevara is just beautiful to watch, and it’s through his connections with the other characters-and with himself-that make this entire journey all the more worth taking."

- Juan Andres Arango, Themindreels


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