SOLECITO (20', Colombia / France / Denmark, 2013)

Screening: Fr, 13 Dec., Elvira Popescu Cinema, 5:30pm

The result of a chance encounter between life and cinema, SOLECITO is the tender story of two teenagers discovered by RUIZ NAVIA during a casting. Their former relationship and how it ended inspires the director to stage their would be reconciliation. Their contagious unspoiled authenticity and youthful energy rubs off on the camera, that radiates vitality as it records their fictional renewed love. In this refreshing instance of reality and cinema influencing each other, the border between fact and fiction is blurred. Casting footage becomes a documentary of the film’s making, which in turn becomes the base of the teenagers’ possible make-up. (Diana Mereoiu, BIEFF 2013)


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Cast: Camilla Llanos Correa, Maicol Stiven Quiñones González

Screenplay: Oscar Ruiz Navia

Cinematography: Oscar Ruiz Navia

Editing: Rodrigo Ramos E.

Sound: Frédéric Théry, Camilo Martínez

Producer: Tine Fischer, Diana Bustamante Escobar, Guillame de Seille, Gerylee Polanco Uribe, Oscar Ruiz Navia

Production: Contravia Films


World Sales


Guillame de Seille




OSCAR RUIZ NAVIA (b. 1982, Colombia) is a Social Communications graduate from Universidad del Valle. In 2006 he founded the production company Contravia Films, engaged in the development and production of independent cinema in Colombia.  His debut as director, writer and producer, CRAB TRAP, won the FIPRESCI International Critics Award at Berlinale 2010 and was selected in more than 70 festivals around the world. In 2012 he produced the feature film THE TOWROPE by William Vega, selected in Director´s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival. He is currently in the post-production of his next feature film, LOS HONGOS, which was developed with the support of Torino Film Lab, Buenos Aires Lab and The Cinefondation Residence of Cannes Film Festival.



Quinzaine des Réalisateurs – Cannes International Film Festival 2013

São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2013

Milano International Film Festival 2013

Biarritz International Film Festival 2013

Cali International Film Festival 2013

Bogota International Film Festival 2013


“A year ago, in the middle of a casting process in several schools in Cali, looking for actors for my feature film LOS HONGOS (currently in postproduction), I came across two very special individuals who told me a story. I decided to start a project with them, honestly, with no pretense other than to explore some questions I had regarding cinematic representation and the ambiguous pathway separating reality and fiction. I was going through a turbulent time in my life and the only way I knew to get through it was by starting to direct a very austere project, which I sensed could be filled with light. SOLECITO is the result of some extremely personal research with two adolescents. The project received support from the artist Olafur Eliasson and production support from Tine Fischer, Diana Bustamante, Guillaume de Seille and Gerylee Polanco, who have come through for me every time I’ve showed up on their doorsteps with proposals filmed without a cent. I may not have had any money, but I had an idea in my head and a camera in hand.” (OSCAR RUIZ NAVIA)

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