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Los Hongos
Los Hongos
7.9
/10
1,006 Ratings

Synopsis

Every night after work, construction worker Ras stays up late graffitiing around Cali, Colombia. But when he steals paint to finish a huge mural, he gets fired. Penniless, Ras journeys across the city to find fellow graffiti artist Calvin, a fine art student struggling with his parents’ divorce.

Our take

Drawing praise on its premiere at Locarno, Los Hongos is an impressionistic coming-of-age graffiti film—shot, documentary-like, in gorgeous 35mm, and led by fantastic naturalistic performances. Colombian director Oscar Ruíz Navia’s follow-up to his acclaimed gem Crab Trap.