PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

World premiere

A Vanishing Fog

Local title
Hajuv udu
Title in Russian
В тумане
Original title
Entre La Niebla
Director
Augusto Sandino
Country
Colombia, Czechia, Norway
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Official Selection
Genre
drama, fantasy

‘A Vanishing Fog’ creates an emotionally deep mystical portrait of life’s end and beginning which are both born in the middle of life. The ancient sacred place Sumapaz Páramo in Colombia is the world’s largest Alpine tundra ecosystem and a source of drinking water for the capital’s 11 million residents who have to admire the protected mountain range with its mercilessly harsh climate from a respectful distance. Sumapaz, left outside human activities and the boundaries of law, has become a criminal backroad, the last barricades of which mountain guard F defends with his father and other natives.

At once sublime and deep, ‘A Vanishing Fog’ is for all the connoisseurs who can appreciate the tender robustness of a film that has been polished to perfection. For those who love cinematography in its wildest forms of expression and deepest existential layers. Director, screenwriter, producer and editor Augusto Sandino uses a unique style in binding the poetry of his thoughts into the visual language of ‘A Vanishing Fog’.

Sandino has enchanted the audience at PÖFF also before. In 2016, Sandino won the title of Best Film from both PÖFF’s jury and FIPRESCI in the debut film competition programme with his ‘Gentle Breath’. This year’s main competition is promising to be equally successful for Sandino, as his vision of the manifestation and continuation of life bound together by the primeval and the magical will establish itself among the pearls of cinematography with this world premiere.

Elise Eimre

Director
Augusto Sandino
Screenwriter
Augusto Sandino
Cast
Sebastian Pii, Mario de Jesús Viana, Christian Ballesteros
Producer
Augusto Sandino
DoP
Gio Park
Editor
Augusto Sandino
Music
Emil Nygård Olsen
Production
Schweizen Media Group
World sales
Pluto Film
Runtime
Language
Sunapakún, English
Subtitles
English, Estonian
Director
Augusto Sandino

Augusto Sandino on üks kaasaegse Colombia filmi säravamaid nimesid. Ta on õppinud nii USAs kui ka kodumaal Colombias. Ta on vändanud mitu lühifilmi, mis on võitnud auhindu eri filmifestivalidel, töötanud mitu aastat stsenaristina ning olnud produtsent neljale täispikale filmile, mis on osalenud sellistel festivalidel nagu Berlinale, Bafici ja Busan. Sandino debüütmängufilm „Õrn hingetõmme“ linastus PÖFFil 2016 ja pälvis debüütfilmide võistlusprogrammis nii žürii eripreemia kui ka FIPRESCI preemia. „Hajuv udu“ on lavastaja teine täispikk film.

Suave el aliento (Õrn hingetõmme, PÖFF 2016) Entre la niebla (A Vanishing Fog, 2021)

Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn

Screenings

iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening090101 / Hajuv udu
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsAugusto Sandino - Director, Sebastian Pii - Actor
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Hall Athena Center
Screening102102 / Hajuv udu
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening150501 / Hajuv udu
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsAugusto Sandino - Director
Q&A duration
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Trailer