January

Colombia in My Arms

Jenni Kivistö and Jussi Rastas

Visually strong documentary about Colombia after the peace agreement between the government and the FARC guerrilla’s. 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 11 Jan at 19:00 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 10 Jan at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
Wed 12 Jan at 19:30 in Kriterion
Apeldoorn
Mon 10 Jan at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Wed 26 Jan at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Delft
in Filmhuis Lumen
Den Haag
in Filmhuis Den Haag
Deventer
in MIMIK
Enschede
in Concordia
Groningen
Tue 11 Jan at 20:30 in Vera Zienema
Hilversum
Tue 11 Jan at 20:15 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
in Kijkhuis
Maastricht
in Lumière
Middelburg
in Cinema Middelburg
Nijmegen
Wed 12 Jan at 19:30 in LUX
Utrecht
Mon 10 Jan in Louis Hartlooper Complex
Wageningen
in Movie W
Zevenaar
Wed 12 Jan in Filmhuis Zevenaar