Days of the Whale

Days of The Whale is a quiet, beautiful coming of age story.


Days of the Whale

Set in the bustling city of Medellín, Colombia's second largest, DAYS OF THE WHALE follows Cristina and Simón, two young graffiti artists who tag spots around where they live. Simón comes from a more working-class background and lives with his grandmother. They are part of an art collective that is the center for a group of young revolutionaries. Cristina is a college kid from an upper-middle-class family who finds herself living with her dad because her mother is a journalist who moved to Spain when threatened by the city's criminal street gangs. The love that unites them, and their friendship with other artists, keeps Cristina from leaving the city as tensions rise when Cristina and Simon's rebellious, restless spirit leads them to defy this same gang by painting a mural over a threatening tag at the center.

With her assured and fresh debut feature, director Catalina Arroyaye Restrepo joins a vital group of young Colombian and Latin American female filmmakers changing how the country and the region are represented in film. DAYS OF THE WHALE offers a vital portrait of the urban culture of a city in flux.
Catalina Arroyaye Restrepo
Catalina Arroyave Restrepo
Lotrry Kitka, Film Threat

First-time writer/director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo is able to encapsulate so much about the universal experience of being a teenager in Days Of The Whale. Set in Medellin, Colombia, we meet a group of revolutionaries who gather together in an art collective managed by Lucas (Carlos Andrés ...

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