Fósforos mojados

Saturday, Sept 16 at 8:30 PM
The Cinematheque

Director: Sebastián Duque
Colombia | 2022 | Spanish with English subtitles | 99 min | Drama

Preceded by the short film Piciformes by Pablo García García.

Sliding Scale Tickets:
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Plus $3 VLAFF Membership required

Content Warning: Offensive language.

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Punk is not dead! So swear four youths in Cali, a city where salsa and reggaeton reign, as they spend their days skateboarding, rehearsing, and f*#$@ing it all up in their road to recognition. The film opens with a simple plan: lock Potro’s father in the bathroom, steal his car, and drive out to the river to record a videoclip of one of their songs in order to obtain a place at the baddest punk concert in town. What could go wrong?

My friends and I never listened to salsa; we preferred to listen to punk rock and play in underground clubs in the city. Wet Matches brings together some of the experiences we had as friends growing up in this city of salsa and how alternative and underground music influenced our lives.

Sebastián Duque

Sebastián Duque

Sebastián Duque is a director and screenwriter, drummer in a hardcore band, and director of the Cali Shorts Festival (formerly called Festival Intravenosa). He has directed three short films.

His scripts have been selected in various contests and national and international events. His first feature film is Wet Matches (Fósforos mojados). He is currently working in the post-production of a feature documentary called Un Punk Tropical and in development of his third film The Flowers of the Desert.