A new Colombian short film is now part of our new line up: The Birds Fly Together, directed by Juan Felipe Grisales Tangarife.
Produced by Crisálida Films (Juliana Zuluaga Montoya), The Birds Fly Together tells the story of Ana and Yeison, 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.