A Vanishing Fog


The visually-stunning and lyrical human parable alchemizes Sci-Fi and Surrealism to comment on Colombia’s pained histories through a sensorial cinematic experience.

Colourful, expansive and rangy, disorientating without being incoherent,
this represents Sandino’s determined bid for auteur status.

In a role presenting remarkable physical challenges,
Sebastian Pii carries the film single-handedly and with commitment


Packed with ambitious imagery that playfully wavers between the social drama and science fiction, “A Vanishing Fog” uses as a background the deeply beautiful landscape of the Páramo of Sumapaz, the biggest of its kind, whose soil – as most of Colombia’s ecologically rich lands – has been scorched by the country’s social conflict and environmental irresponsibility.

Sandino does an excellent job and trusts in Pii’s sensitivity and other qualities.
[...] his directorial work can be compared to that of Matteo Garrone and Marcello Fonte.


Writer-director Sandino has created a visionary work that beautifully keeps alive a disappearing world.”

“Surreal eco elegy with transcendental cinematography.”
Screen Anarchy

“A must-see.”
“Unlike anything you’ve experienced before.”

A Real News Daily


In the middle of the staggering and endangered Paramo of Sumapaz; F, a solitary explorer and guardian of the mountains, condemned by his fate, strives to protect the mystical and fragile ecosystem he inhabits, while caring for his ailing father. Facing the imminent return of violence and overcoming his human limitations, F has been preparing his escape, but before pursuing a new dimension he will have to endure a heartrending farewell.

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Director: Augusto Sandino
Genre: Magic realism/Sci-fi mystery - Environmental, Father-Son Relationship
Original title: ENTRE LA NIEBLA
English title: A VANISHING FOG
Country of production: Colombia, Czech Republic, Norway
Year of production: 2021
Length: 76 min
Color: Color
Shooting format: 4K
Screening format: DCP 2K
Original language: English & Sunapakún (tongue)
Subtitles: English or Spanish
Cast: Sebastian Pii, Mario de Jesús Viana, Christian Ballesteros

Scriptwriter: Augusto Sandino
Director of photography: Gio Park
Editor: Augusto Sandino
Sound design: Emil Nygård Olsen
Sound: Emil Nygård Olsen
Sound mixing: Daniel Vasquez and Sebastian Alzate
Music: Emil Nygård Olsen
Producers: Nubia Stella Cubillos and Augusto Sandino
Co-producers: Michal Krecek, Emil Nygård Olsen, Gio Bing Park, Mario Viana García
Production company: Schweizen Media Group
Co-production company: Magiclab (Czech Republic) - Perspektiv Produksjon (Norway)
Supported by: Proimagenes Colombia FilMedellín Mediefondet Zefyr Czech Film Center

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Festivals / Awards

Tallinn´s Black Nights FF -  Main Competition - World Premiere
SXSW, USA - North American Premiere - The ZEISS Cinematography Award
Festival de Málaga, Spain
Luxembourg City FF,  Luxembourg
Sprouts Film Festival, Netherlands - Jury Award - Eco Competition
Oak Cliff FF, USA
Film Festival della Lessinia, Italy
Cinema Colombiano, Netherlands
CineBH - Belo Horizonte International Film Festival, Brazil
Muestra de Cine Internacional Memoria Verdad Justicia, Guatemala
Cinema Colombiano, The Netherlands


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