Directors: Oscar Ruiz Navia, Carlos Moreno, César Augusto Acevedo, William Vega, Jorge Navas and Santiago Lozano Álvarez, Production: CONTRAVÍA FILMS, INERCIA PELÍCULAS, TELEPACÍFICO, Associate production: 64-A FILMS, Colombia, Language: Spanish, Completed 2021, World premiere 2022, 6×38′, Rights: World excluding The Americas.
Set in a not-so-distant future Kali in Colombia. There is an environmental crisis shaking the city due to water shortages after months of drought and contamination. The disappearance of the city’s main water causes a social crisis too. Inhabitants go about their daily business and activities in the midst of a harsh and savage environment.
The city is divided into two zones: a privileged, cordoned-off area, where the wealthiest and most powerful people live; and another so-called “dry zone” that lacks drinking water, and shelters the rest of the population who is reaching the highest ever seen levels of violence, unsanitary condition, and corruption. Meanwhile, the media has announced a coming rainstorm which gets its citizens in an uproar.
A shaman, nicknamed The Rain King, is called to bring rain to the city. The operation is a success, but the rain is acidic and plunges the city further into disarray.
Each episode is directed by a different award-winning Colombian director.
Oscar Ruiz Navia: Oscar Ruiz Navia: Director of El Vuelco del Cangrejo / Crab Trap premiered at Toronto Film Festival (Discovery) and Berlinale (FIPRESCI Award). Director and scriptwriter of Los Hongos (Special Jury Prize FOP, Locarno), Epifanía (Busan), Fait Vivir (Biarritz) and the short film Solecito (Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes). Director of the TV series LEONOR and GOLES EN CONTRA (Netflix-Dynamo). Executive producer of the features La Sirga, Siembra, Sal, Tormentero, Dopamina and Selva Trágica
Carlos Moreno: Director of Perro Come Perro (Sundance Film Festival), winner of more than 14 international awards, Todos tus Muertos, El Cartel de los Sapos, Qué viva la música and Lavaperros. He has also directed more than 10 television series, including Escobar El Patrón del Mal, El Chapo and Distrito Salvaje and GOLES EN CONTRA (Netflix-Dynamo).
César Augusto Acevedo: Director of La Tierra y La Sombra, winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, in addition to 3 other awards. Co-writer of Oscar Ruiz Navia’s Los Hongos, and director of the short films: Los Pasos del Agua (Cannes Critic´s Week) and La Campana. He is currently in the development of his second feature film Horizonte, with which he attended the Cinéfondation Residence of the Cannes Film Festival (2018).
William Vega: Director of La Sirga, premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and winner of more than 25 international awards. His second feature film, Sal, premiered at FICCI 2018. Director of the award-winning short films Amnesia, Simiente and Santiamén. He is currently in the development of his third feature film Calostro.
Jorge Navas: Director of La Sangre y La Lluvia. Nominee for the Lion of the Future at the Venice Film Festival. He made an experimental adaptation of Andrés Caicedo’s literary work: Calicalabozo, a cult feature film in underground circuits with a Colcultura grant. He directed Somos Calentura (Palm Springs Film Festival) and the award-winning short films Alguien Mató Algo and Madremonte.
Santiago Lozano Álvarez: Co-director of Siembra (Locarno Film Festival), Best Film at Toulouse Cinélatino Film Festival. Director of several documentaries for TV as Silo-vé, Un Niño, In 2018 he attended the Cinéfondation Residence at the Cannes Film Festival with his second film project Yo Vi Tres Luces Negras.
Best Latin American Fiction Series and “Design the Future” at the TAL 2021 Awards.
Official Competition ( International Panorama ) at Series Mania Festival, France 2022