Burning kingdom

Catalina Arroyave

Feature film / Fiction / in development / Colombia

Candelaria is a Catholic teenager who wants to do things right. She belongs to a traditional family and attends a nun’s school where she is taught that to please God she must obey and be chaste, but Candelaria begins to lust after her neighbor and her best friend at school. When Carla, a young drummer of a rock band, comes to replace a teacher at the institution, Candelaria has access to a universe hitherto unknown to her that begins to crack the walls of the kingdom in which she has lived until now. When the girl decides to let herself be carried away by her curiosity, she will be filled with guilt and the feeling that she no longer deserves God’s love.

Burning kingdom explores desire, guilt, and the influence of institutions on a woman’s life.

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  • Cine Quanon Lab, Story Lines workshop
  • Labaguion, Cinefilia
  • International meeting of producers, FICCI
  • CNC Development price
  • Platinum Co Production Forum, San Sebastián
  • FDC Grant for Project Development
  • Regional FILM FUND of Nouvelle Aquitaine
  • Selection in the Talents Project Market of the Berlinale Co-production Market
  • VFF Highlight Talent Award at the Berlinale Talent Project Market
  • FDC Grant for Production of second fiction feature films by directors
  • SAPCINE Producers Meeting

On her second feature film as a director, Catalina Arroyave (Days of the Whale, 2019) continues exploring the universe of the youth in a city as complex as Medellin.


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