A Male
Fabián Hernández
Fiction : 81' / Masculinity, Identity, Community, Violence

Carlos lives in a youth shelter in the center of Bogotá, a refuge meant to help mitigate the harshness of life. It's Christmas and Carlos longs to spend the day with his family. As he leaves the shelter for the holidays, Carlos is confronted with the brutality of his neighborhood, ruled by the law of the strongest, the alpha male. Carlos must also prove he can be one of them, while deep inside him, these expressions of masculinity clash with the decisions he must make to survive.


December 02 | 21h30 | Teatro Rivoli - Pequeno Auditório Buy Tickets
Porto Official Competition

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Year: 2022

Country: Colombia, France, Netherlands, Germany

Language: spanish

Subtitles: english

With: Felipe Ramirez

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Fabián Hernández


Fabián Hernández was born in Bogotá. In 2015 he founded his company Níquel Films with which he has written, directed and produced his first short films. In addition to his career as a director he has worked in education as a teacher of screenwriting and cinema in public schools in Bogotá and has also worked as an assistant director in film productions in Colombia. He is currently developing his new feature film The Birds.


2022 – Un Varón (Feature Film)

2020 – Golpe y Censura (Short Film)

2016 – Tras la Montaña (Short Film)

2015 – Mala Maña (Short Film)

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