Days of the Whale (2020)

Drama, Foreign | 80 min
Rating: /10

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Movie Story

Set in the bustling city of Medellín, Colombia’s second-largest city, Days of the Whalefollows Cristina (Laura Tobón) and Simon (David Escallón), two young graffiti artists who tag spots around where they live. Simón comes from a more working-class background and lives with his grandmother. They are part of an art collective that is the center for a group of young revolutionaries. Cristina is a college kid from an upper-middle-class family who finds herself living with her dad because her mother is a journalist who moved to Spain when threatened by the city’s criminal street gangs. The love that unites them, and their friendship with other artists keeps Cristina from leaving the city as tensions rise when Cristina and Simon’s rebellious, restless spirit leads them to defy this same gang by painting a mural over a threatening tag at the center.


Reviews

“An indomitable youthful exuberance thrums through ​ Arroyave Restrepo​’s … confident, good-looking debut… the unmistakably upbeat filmmaking is slightly at odds with the precarious situation it is portraying.” – Variety
“Arroyave Restrepo is able to encapsulate so much about the universal experience of being a teenager…a quiet, beautiful coming of age story.” – Film Threat 
“A gem of a film. The story is compelling, the art is amazing, the sense of place is near perfect.” – UnSeen Films
“A story of youthful rebellion and the inevitable consequences of getting in with the wrong crowd.” – Flixist

Awards and Festivals

AFI Latinamerican Film Festival

Chicago Latino Film Festival

Havana International Film Festival

SXSW Film Festival – CherryPicks Special Jury Recognition

Trailers & Videos

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Days of the Whale (Los Días de la Ballena)

Drama, Foreign

Movie Showtimes

Laemmle Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

Lumiere at the Music Hall

Beverly Hills, CA

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

The Roxie

San Francisco, CA

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

The Frida Cinema

Santa Ana, CA

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

Digital Gym Cinema

San Diego, CA

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

Tallahassee Film Society

Tallahassee, FL

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

Tropic Cinema

Key West, FL

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Cine Athens

Athens, GA

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Gene Siskel Film Center

Chicago, IL

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

Cinema-Worcester

Worcester, MA

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Senator Theatre

Baltimore, MD

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Charles Theatre

Baltimore, MD

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  • July 24
  • 2020

AFI

Silver Springs, MD

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

Portland Museum of Art

Portland, ME

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

Webster Film Series

St Louis, MO

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Grail Moviehouse

Asheville, NC

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Charlotte Film Society

Charlotte, NC

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  • July 24
  • 2020

A/perture

Winston-Salem, NC

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Violet Crown

Santa Fe, NM

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  • July 24
  • 2020

North Park Theatre

Buffalo, NY

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Downing Film Center

Newburgh, NY

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY

Show times

  • July 24
  • 2020

Cleveland Cinemas

Cleveland, OH

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Das FilmFest

Corvallis, OR

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Harris Theatre

Pittsburgh, PA

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  • July 24
  • 2020

Violet Crown

Austin, TX

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  • July 24
  • 2020

The Loft

Tucson, AZ

Show times

  • July 31
  • 2020

Facets

Chicago, IL

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  • July 31
  • 2020

Gateway

Columbus, OH

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  • July 31
  • 2020

Museum of Fine Arts

Houston, TX

Show times

  • August 26
  • 2020

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