February

Colombia in My Arms

Jenni Kivistö and Jussi Rastas

Visually strong documentary about Colombia after the peace agreement between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Will the fragile peace deal survive the distrust and rancour built up by decades of war? With elections coming up, some politicians hope to gain from exploiting the tensions even further.

When in 2016 the Colombian government reaches a peace agreement with the biggest left-wing guerrilla group FARC, the promise of ‘a new Colombia’ is on the horizon. But it soon turns out to be very hard to rise above decades of war and pain.

With a calm and poetic cinematography, Colombia in My Arms tells the story from different perspectives. The guerrilla’s in the woods, preparing to hand in their weapons and trying to accept that their fight will be a political one from now on. The ‘old money’ elites, who shudder at the thought of FARC gaining power. The political establishment, cynically exploiting tensions in society for their own political gain. And the workers on the coca fields, summing it all up by saying: ‘The chaos starts at the top, not at the bottom.’

Credits

Director
Jenni Kivistö and Jussi Rastas
Type
Documentary
Country
Finland, France, Denmark, Norway
Year
2020
Spoken language
Spanish
The film is shown with English subtitles

Theatres, dates and times (updated when more dates are announced)

Alkmaar
Tue 15 Feb at 19:00 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 14 Feb at 19:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
in Kriterion
Apeldoorn
Tue 8 Feb at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Wed 23 Feb at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Delft
Thu 10 Feb at 19:30 in Filmhuis Lumen
Den Haag
Sun 13 Feb at 14:30 in Filmhuis Den Haag
Deventer
Mon 28 Feb at 20:00 in MIMIK
Enschede
Mon 21 Feb at 19:30 in Concordia
Groningen
Tue 8 Feb at 20:30 in Vera Zienema
Hilversum
Tue 8 Feb at 20:00 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
Mon 14 Feb at 19:00 in Kijkhuis
Maastricht
Wed 23 Feb at 19:30 in Lumière
Middelburg
Thu 17 Feb at 20:00 in Cinema Middelburg
Nijmegen
in LUX
Utrecht
Mon 14 Feb in Louis Hartlooper Complex
Wageningen
Tue 15 Feb at 19:30 in Movie W
Zevenaar
Wed 16 Feb at 19:30 in Filmhuis Zevenaar
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