Film - Program 5 Filmfest 2016


Directed by Paloma Rincón


Director: Paloma Rincón
Section: Program 5
Country: Colombia
Year: 2016
Language: Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Lilia Salazar, Catalina Mosquera
18+ (no age rating)

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M. is 71 years old. Alzheimer’s disease has transformed her mind and body. Her world is full of noises and whispers. Sometimes thoughts come out of her mouth, revealing a disturbed reality. BARK portrays this woman’s bath routine. Submerged in a bathtub, M. lets her body lie there, while an imposing black woman rinses her, rubs her... accompanies her and contemplates her. Arms, legs, skin, bones. The inventory of a body consuming itself. A body that dwells in another time and place.

  • Duration: 15 Min.

  • Film School: UNAL, Escuela de Cine y Televisión, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Meet the director


Paloma Rincón

Paloma Rincón is a student filmmaker who was born in Colombia. In 2014 she was chosen to participate at the Berlinale Talents – Buenos Aires in the category of Project Development with the documentary THE BLACK RHINOCEROS. In the same year she won the financing of the Film Development Fund of Colombia to produce the short film BARK. In 2016, she attended the workshop “Filming in Cuba with Abbas Kiarostami” and made her latest experimental film called SHOULD WE GO MORE NEAR TO THE BIRDS?


Director of Photography: Jerónimo Sarmiento
Film Editor: Paloma Rincón
Production Designer: Ramsés Benjumea
Costume Design: Ramsés Benjumea
Sound: Andrés Montaña Duret
Producer: Sebastián Martínez, Juan Buenaventura, Paloma Rincón