Sal si puedes / Get Out if You Can: A Night of Spooky Colombian Short Films
Wed 1 November 2023
Paloquemao / Jeferson Cardoza Herrera / Colombia / 2023
A Halloween-themed programme of shorts, revealing how Colombian filmmakers transpose thriller and horror to the screen. The programme has been curated to reflect the many faces of this syncretic holiday, which in Colombia reshaped the Christian festivities of All Saints and All Souls, following the invasion of the Spanish in the 16th century. Today the country practices its own Trick or Treat festivities, where it is also known as Día de los Niños (Day of the Children). At the same time, it remains associated with the well-known themes of the season, like witchcraft, ghosts and monsters, deeply rooted in everyday life in Colombian society and expressed through popular beliefs, urban myths and traditional medicine.
Flashing lights, loud noises, violence.