Mambo Cool

Year2013 Duration62 min. DirectorChris Gude WriterChris Gude PhotographyJosé Ignacio Pardo EditorMauricio Leiva Cock SoundLuis Fernando Buitrago, Neil Benezra MusicDavid Oquendo CastJorge Gaviria, Hernán Padilla, Nelson María Betancur, Sergio Castrillón, Alberto Adolfo Herrera, John Mario Restrepo, María Julima Pérez, Adriana Janeth López, Efraín Blandón Production Chris Gude, Juan Pablo Pardo

Production company: La Pesebrera


2013 FID Marseille / 2013 Transcinema Festival / 2013 Split Film Festival / 2013 Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal / 2013 Free Zone Film Festival / 2013 Mar del Plata International Film Festival / 2014 FICCI Cartagena International Film Festival / 2014 Barranquilla International Film Festival / 2014 Indie Lisboa / 2014 DISTRITAL Mexico / 2014 Panorama of Colombian Cinema / 2014 Festival de Cine Radical Bolivia / 2014 Colombian Film Festival of Medellín / 2014 Fronteira International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival / 2014 Itinerant Colombian Audiovisual Arts Festival / 2014 Cali International Film Festival / 2014 Viennale / 2014 Antofadocs – Antofagasta International Film Festival / 2014 8th Athens Avant Garde Film Festival / 2014 - 18th Documentary and Ethnographic Film Festival / 2014 Festival des 3 Continents 

Spanish premiere

The night extends its labyrinth of darkness. There, each person is the living dead.  A group of characters wander through a city that we cannot see, playing themselves:  drug addicts, prostitutes, cheats and other shady inhabitants. The credits are full of alias rather than names and surnames. Theatre filmed in a brief but intense fall to hell, where delirium and sordidness live and dance to the rhythm of mambo. 


  • Mambo cool (2013)



Chris Gude

(1985, New York)

He studied geography and anthropology in Middlebury College and Columbia University.


Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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