The Birds Fly Together


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The Birds Fly Together.

Ana and Yeison are a couple of teenage boyfriends who decide to travel from their town to the city of Medellin to perform a clandestine abortion outside their families. Without any knowledge on the subject and without the financial resources necessary to perform the procedure with dignity, this couple faces the hostility of the city and the avatars necessary to get the abortion pills and continue as a place with the plan. During this adventure, both suffer from supporting each other in the emotional destabilization they go through. Despite the circumstances there is a deep love between them and they are determined to resist, to continue together, although fate allows them to go through hard trials.


Juan Felipe Grisales Tangarife was born in Medellín in 1988. Media and Communication graduate of the Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid, he is also a screenwriter and director of several audiovisual projects, among which the documentary Barrio Cine and the fiction short films Luz and The Birds Fly Together, all winners of the Creation Scholarships of the Mayor’s Office of Medellín. As a producer he has realised three short films and he has also been an editor of documentary short films. He has participated in several management workshops with filmmakers such as Abbas Kiarostami, José Luis Guerín, Luis Ospina, Oscar Campo, Rubén Mendoza, Jacques Toulemonde and Franco Lolli.


  • Title
    The Birds Fly Together
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    14′, col.

  • Director 
    Juan Felipe Grisales Tangarife
  • Screenplay
    Juan Felipe Grisales Tangarife
  • Editing
    Isabel Otálvaro
  • Photography
    Juan Camilo Mejía Mejía

  • Set Design
    Daniel Rincón
  • Sound
    Deimer Quintero
  • Cast
    Maria Juliana Erazo Mesa, David Santiago Blandón Chica

  • Producer
    Juliana Zuluaga Montoya
  • Production 
    Crisálida Films,
    with Vértigo – Rueda Sonido

  • BUFF International Film Festival Malmö 2021 – Panorama
  • Moscow International Film Festival 2021 – International Short Film Competition
  • Huesca International Film Festival 2021 – International Short Film Competition
  • Brussels International Film Festival 2021 – International Short Film Competition
  • Frankfurt Lucas International Children’s Film Festival 2021 – International Short Film Competition
  • Libélula Dorada International Short Film Festival Santo Domingo 2021 – Competition
  • Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro 2021 – Competition
  • Rome International Independent Film Festival 2021 – Short Competition
  • Kuki Young Short Film Festival Berlin 2021
  • Bajo Nuestra Piel Festival La Paz 2021
  • Shorts Mexico Mexico City 2022

  • Huesca International Film Festival 2021 – 2nd Prize Cacho Pallero Ibero American Danzante Award

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