In 2018, a group of filmmakers, calling themselves The Still Ones, embark on an essay film about a hypothetical stillness syndrome in the Republic of Colombia. For this purpose, they invite Luis Ospina, master of the Colombian documentary, the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, and writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez to give them clues with which to delve into the history, geography and idiosyncrasy of Colombia, a country that, paradoxically, is not motionless at all. For unknown reasons, the project is never finished.
Fifty years later, a researcher recovers the raw images of that project, and sets them up as a public presentation to publicize that hypothetical Colombian stillness syndrome at a major film festival.
León Siminiani, Jorge Caballero y Miguel A. Trudu
Luis Ospina, Juan Gabriel Vásquez y Gustavo Petro
Spain and Colombia
Gusano Films y El Gesto
Rara Colectivo Audiovisual, Monógrafo Estudio, El Apartamento Films y La Bocina