BLOOD AND RAIN

Directed by Jorge Navas and Jorge Navas
FEATURE NARRATIVE 90 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE BLOOD AND RAIN

Taxi driver Jorge begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands of a violent gang. Having determined the culprit and on his way to execute his revenge, he picks up a party-girl fare named Angela, herself struggling with demons in the form of drug addiction. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to Angela, his plans for retribution are derailed by the possibility of redemptive love. Over the course of a single night, the damaged pair nurse their slowly burgeoning romance, but must struggle against forces already set in motion, drawing them inexorably into the rain-soaked underworld of Bogotá.

Jorge Navas' Goya Award-nominated debut feature is a visually stunning neo-noir distinguished by its phenomenal sense of place. Bogotá's seedy nocturnal underbelly becomes a third character, its dark and violent streets rendered strangely beautiful as the backdrop of an impossible love story. Newcomer actors Gloria Montoya and Quique Mendoza build a tender chemistry at odds with this hostile environment as they careen toward a conclusion at once shocking and tragically inevitable.

Drama, Crime
About the Director(s)
Jorge Navas is regarded as one of Colombia's most influential new talents. He directed the experimental feature film Calicalabozo, and his short film Someone Killed Something won national scholarships and awards in the Clermont-Ferrand and Cartagena film festivals among others. Navas is also a regarded commercial director.

Film Info
  • Year:
    2009
  • Length:
    90 minutes
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    New York
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Executive Producer:
    Julian Girardo, Wilson Gomez, Carolina Barrera, Hugo Castro Fau
  • Director:
    Jorge Navas
  • Primary Cast:
    Gloria Montoya, Quique Mendoza
  • Screenwriters:
    Carlos Henao, Alizé Le Maoult, Jorge Navas

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