Noche Herida

Nicolás Rincón Gille & 86' — 2015

Displaced from the countryside due to violence, Blanca has recently moved to a rudimentary shelter on the Bogota border with her three grandsons. In the thick of his adolescent crisis, Didier, the elder of the three boys, is already drifting off towards an uncertain future. With the help of the ‘blessed souls’, Blanca fights to protect him from a distance, and watches over the two younger boys, John and Camilo, fearing that they too will stray. This is the story of a grandmother fighting for the future of her family: an age-old tale in a contemporary context. “Noche Herida / Wounded Night” is the final part of the trilogy “Campo Hablado” (The Narrated Countryside), a documentary project that seeks to draw close to the oral tradition of the peasants of the Colombian countryside and the way they deal with the violence of which they have been the main victims. It is a cinema project. This film is not about making an inventory of traditions. It is not about listening to legends or contemplating the landscape, but rather placing oneself there where words add a new layer of meaning to the landscape, where the real and the imaginary mingle.


Production: Voa Films
Co-production: CBA, VOA, RTBF, Medio de Contención
With the support of the Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, SCAM “Brouillon d’un rêve”

Nicolás Rincón Gille
Nicolás Rincón Gille
Nicolás Rincón Gille
Vincent Nouaille
Image editor
Cédric Zoenen
Sound editor
Cédric Zoenen
Paul Heymans
Voa films (Manon Coubia)
Image Format
Sound Format
Languages OV
Available subtitles
Awards and Mentions

Colombian Film Festival New York (USA) Best Documentary Award 2017
FICCI – Cartegena de Indias (Columbia) – Best Film Award 2016
Etoile de la SCAM 2016
Cinéma du réel (France) – Mention du Jury 2015
The Heart of Slavonia (Croatia) – Bronze Heart Award 2015
MARFICI (Argentina) – Primer Perio Award 2015

Projections (non-exhaustive list)

Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris
MUCEM (Marseille)
Cinémathèque de Saint-Etienne
Museum of Contemporary Art (Buenos Aires)
Bibliothèque Nationale de France BNF (Paris)
University of Michigan – Language Ressource Center (Ann Arbor)
Cinéma Aventure (Bruxelles)

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