Hippomane Mancinella – dir. Ricardo Muñoz izquierdo

Original Film Title: Hippomane Mancinella

Director’s Name: Ricardo Muñoz izquierdo

Writer’s Name: Ricardo Muñoz izquierdo

Producer: Ricardo Muñoz izquierdo

Country of Origin: Colombia

Country of Filming: Colombia

Language: English

Runtime: 11 minutes

Film Description:

A man who wanders through the jungle in search of his ritual of memory, torture, and perverse imagination. He is seeking violence and the grotesque device of truth and reflection, the ironic and impossible as personal mythology, and the excessive sacred as threshold sanity.

A severed and solitary tree embodies a past and a future full of blood, impregnated with psychedelia and death. A tree is a metaphor for a world without mercy, without consolation.

Heads that travel through the imagination’s various probable worlds overflow the vision in fantastic and post-apocalyptic moments.

The diverse characters and scenes arise from visions and real, fictionalized, and violent events. Tragic and chilling anecdotes such as the story of Marino López, the farmer whose head the paramilitary groups played soccer with. A farmer from the region of Cacarica had an anonymous life and now occupies a place in Colombia’s history for the act of cruelty of which he was a victim

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