EL EDÉN

El Edén 
Andrés Ramirez / Colombia / Fiction / 2016 / 19 min


SYNOPSIS

While playing games on the edge of naivety and vandalism, two teenagers burst into El Edén, a health resort abandoned in the midst of a thick vegetation. They play with a scorpion, with a gun, and swim in the stagnant water of the pool. The frontier between everyday life and violence can be easily crossed.

En medio de juegos que rayan entre la ingenuidad y el vandalismo, dos adolescentes irrumpen en El Edén, un balneario abandonado en medio de la espesa vegetación. Juegan con un escorpión, con un arma de fuego y nadan entre las aguas estancadas de la piscina. Las fronteras entre lo cotidiano y lo violento se permean con facilidad. 

Festivals / Awards: Best Short Film at Biarritz Film Festival, France; Best Short at Busan Film Festival, South Korea


DIRECTOR

Andrés Ramirez studied Film and the MA of Creative Writing at the National University of Colombia. In 2007, he directed the short film Ella– winner of the Video Festival Joven Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. His short film Mirar hacia el sol (2013) participated in several film festivals in Colombia. He is currently working as a direction assistant in several cinema and advertising productions and developing his first feature film, Stillness, selected by the Script Lab 2013 and supported by Ibermedia.