Minuto 200

Minute 200

Direction: Frank Benítez
Screenplay: Frank Benítez
Cinematography: Jorge Garcia
Edition: Jonathan Palomar, Frank Benitez
Sound: Julian Gomez, Carolina Fernandez
Music: Juan Pablo Marti­nez
Cast: Mercedes Mendez, Jose Ruiz

Runtime: 19:00
Format: Digital
Dialogues: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Country: Colombia
Year: 2011

Seventy-five year-old Orfa is sent a mobile phone and a letter by her son, who is unable to visit her. Resignedly, Orfa starts to sell off the 200 minutes that are on her mobile, putting the money towards the cost of her funeral. 200 Minutes is a poetic and melancholic reflection both on time and our inability to live life to the fullest in the company of those we love. The dazzling Orfa is resplendent in her beauty, while her neighbour and sprightly contemporary nourishes an affectionate wit.


Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara | Mexico
FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias | Colombia
Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Flandes | Belgium
Festival Internacional de Cine de Villa de Leyva | Colombia
Aspen Shortfest | United States
ZINEBI - Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films | Spain
Chicago International Film Festival | United States
Curta Kinoforum - São Paulo International Short Film Festival | Brazil
Milano Film Festival | Italy
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival | Bulgaria
Festival de Cine de Pasto | Colombia