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When the rainy season begins Helena’s baby shall be born. Her mother and brother prepare for the coming weeks of rain and maternity. Men and women fish and harvest in deep solitude; while nature, beautiful and painful, becomes the prison for all of them. The promise of a new life would have to change things.

  • Martin Mejia Rugeles
  • Martin Mejia Rugeles
  • Cesar Patiño
  • Yuliana Rios
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  • Floresmira Restrepo
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  • Victor Vergara
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  • Nicolas Canniccioni
    Director of Photography
  • Felipe Guerrero
  • Carlos Cordero
  • Daniel Velasco
  • Marcela Gomez Montoya
    Art Director
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    1 hour 22 minutes
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    November 1, 2015
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  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
    November 17, 2015
    World Premiere
    Best Film International Debuts Competition, FIPRESCI Prize
  • Torino Film Festival
    Torino, Italy
    November 21, 2015
    Italian Premiere
  • Vilnius Film Festival
    Vilnius Lithuania
    April 4, 2016
    Lithuanian Premiere
Director Biography - Martin Mejia Rugeles

Born in Colombia. He studied filmmaking and film theory in Colombia and Canada, and did a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
In 2004, he was awarded the first prize at Oberhausen Film Festival with his graduation film Od-El Camino.
Nacimiento, his feature film debut, received the awards for Best Debut Film and FIPRESCI at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2015.

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Director Statement

Nacimiento for me waves around the idea of creation of life as the result of clashing forces.
There’s the birth of a baby in a family with no genetic bonds, in a fictional isolated community where all persons go through solitude and pain. As we experience their waiting, their preparations, their spiritual introspection, we also get immersed in the beauty of a magnificent nature, but which is bonded intrinsically with its dark and violent side. We are in a small society without patriarchs, where innocent people try to go on with their lives they cannot influence. The arrival of the new-born without a father talks essentially about the inevitability of life. But it also sheds a small light for redemption and hope.