Best Documentary at TORINO FF 2018.
World Premiere: DOK LEIPZIG Next Masters Competition 2018.
Feature Length Documentary / In Editing / 52' + 90' / Full HD
Directed by: Guillermo Quintero
Produced by: Casatarántula (CO) & Stank (FR)
LOGLINE: The botanist Julio Betancur and his disciple Cristian Castro traverse without pause the Colombian tropical forests. An anachronistic journey to a romantic world of scientists passionate about plant's mysteries and their legacy... Botanist, why to describe and classify plants infinitely?
SYNOPSIS: Fifteen years after abandoning his studies as a botanist, the filmmaker decides to visit his old professor - Julio Betancur - and return to the tropical forests of Colombia alongside Julio and his new disciple, the young Cristian Castro. An initial voyage that immerses us in doubts over science and the ways in which we see the world, while they’re on the look-out for the professor's beloved plants. Through their work, the film shows us the importance of legacies, and the strength of that ancient bond between master and disciple. This search also builds a personal reflection on the obsessions of the modern man to control and map Nature. In the diverse and nearly infinite world of the tropics, what is the point of counting plants forever?