Homo botanicus

Guillermo Quintero

Colombia, France / 2018 / 88'



Fifteen years after abandoning his studies as a botanist, the director visits his old professor. With him and his new disciple he returns to the Colombian forests to explore once again his old passion. Following this expedition we understand the importance of legacy and the strength of the ancient bond between master and pupil. A reflection on the obsessions of the modern man to control and map Nature. In the diverse and nearly infinite world of the tropics, what is the point of collecting plants forever?

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Guillermo Quintero

He divides his time between Paris and Bogotá. He made studies in Biology in Colombia, and in Philosophy in France. He has been curator and debates manager for 4 years of the Panorama de Cine Colombiano film festival in Paris. Homo botanicus is his first documentary feature film and he’s now preparing Red River, a French-Colombian production, supported by the CNC in France.


Language: Spanish

Subtitles: Italian

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