On January 20, La Cara Oculta, a suspense thriller produced by Dynamo in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox, premiered in Bogotá to eager audiences. Dynamo is the holding company for Dynamo Capital, the only private equity fund for film financing in Latin America, and Dynamo Productions, a screenwriting, production, and distribution business, and is lead by Endeavor Entrepreneurs Andrés Calderón Rodríguez, Rodrigo Guerrero Rojas, Diego Ramírez Schrempp, and Cristian Conti Walli.
A Colombian-Spanish-American production by Colombia director Andi Baiz, La Cara Oculta, or “The Hidden Face,” examines the dangers of obsessive love and explores the limits of jealousy and betrayal. Last weekend, La Cara Oculta was the most-watched film in the country, and has drawn in more than 230,000 Colombian moviegoers since its premier.
Following the success of Satanas and Perro Come Perro, La Cara Oculta proves that Dynamo, in its six short years of existence, continues to raise the standards of Colombian film and lead the country’s growing movie industry. Directed and shot in both Colombia and Spain, the film first premiered last September in Spain, where it grossed over 2.3 million Euros within its first two months.
According to CEO Andrés Calderón, La Cara Oculta is a milestone for the young production company as it represents the first time powerhouse producer Twentieth Century Fox has invested in any Colombian movie. Calderón also credits director Andi Baiz for creating an impeccable suspense film, which manages to keep the public out of breath, even while telling the same story from different angles.
The film features performances by Colombian actress Martina Garcia and Spanish actors Clara Lago and Quim Gutierrez. Enhanced by a soundtrack by Argentine composer Federico Jusid, and the cinematography of Catalonian Joseph M. Civit, La Cara Oculta has been said to set new standards for Colombian moviemakers and represent a new face for Colombian film. La Cara Oculta is currently showing in select movie theaters in the US, and is expected to be screened in 16 countries worldwide.