Dragon Defense

2017/Color/80 mins/ Columbia




Category Cinema International
Director Natalia Santa
Producer Ivette Liang, Nicolas Ordonez, Natalia Santa, Ivan Herrera
Screenplay Natalia Santa
Cinematography Nicolas Ordonez, Ivan Herrera
Editor Juan Soto
Music Gonzalo de Sagarminaga
Set Marcela Gomez Montoya
Costume Julien Grijaldaba
Cast Gonzalo de Sagarminaga, Hernan Mendez, Manuel Navarro, Maia Landaburu
Production Company Galaxia 311 Company, Columbia
World Sales m-appeal Berlin
Festival/Awards Cannes,2017

Samuel, Joaquin and Marcos, are three old friends living their lives in downtown Bogota. They spend their days between Lasker - the legendary chess club, The Caribbean Casino, and La Normanda - a traditional coffee shop. Samuel, 53, is a professional chess player that lives of betting on small matches he knows he will win. His best friend is Joaquin, 65, an accomplished watch-maker who's about to loose the workshop he inherited from his father. And then there's Marcos, 72, a Spanish homeopath devoted to finding a formula to win poker matches. These three men have found shelter in the safety of their routines, avoiding to facing up to their failures. But a time comes when they are confronted by reality and causes them to stagger.

Director:
Natalia Santa
Natalia Santa was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1977. She studied Literature and after graduating went into editorial media, working for the publishing house Alfaguara and Taurus in Colombia. She began screenwriting in 2002 with teen mini-series for television. Since then she has developed several audio-visual projects in which she has endeavored to explore the intimate universes of the characters portrayed. Her first feature film, La Defensa Del DragOn, was selected for the Quinzaine des Realisateurs in Cannes 2017.

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