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Carlos López Estrada, USA 2018, 95’
Polish premiere
Blaze Her Smell

Collin (Daveed Diggs, Grammy winner for the Broadway version of  Hamilton) is trying not to look anyone in the eye. His probation ends in just three days. His childhood friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), couldn't care less and keeps waving a gun in his face. One night, Collin witnesses a crime: a white police officer shoots a man running away from him. And Collin just keeps driving past. This dynamic buddy movie that talks about race, class divisions and police brutality, and takes a jab even at Hitchcock, is actually a musical: an accusation in the rhythm of hip-hop screamed straight into your face. Freestyling, Diggs and Casal talk about what causes them the most pain. And about Oakland, which was also recently shown in  Black Panther. About where they're from and who they know well, observing how it is slowly changing beyond recognition. They wonder why the smoothie at a local store suddenly costs as much as "the blood of Christ." Good question.

Marta Bałaga


Cinetopia FF 2018 – Festival Director’s Award; Deauville FF 2018 – Critics Award; Nashville FF 2018 – Best Original Song; Palm Springs IFF 2018 – Directors to Watch

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Carlos López Estrada

Born in Mexico in 1988, Carlos López Estrada is a director and screenwriter. He has made numerous commercials and music videos, including for the bands Passion Pit and Capital Cities. He is the winner of a Latin Grammy Award. In 2015, he made the short film Identity Theft starring Kate Burton and Bill Irwin, known from the film  Rachel Getting Married. His first full-length feature film,  Blindspotting, was shown at Sundance. The film also won him the award for most promising director at the Palm Springs Festival.

Selected filmography

2010 In Utero (short)

2012 The Dinner (short)

2014 Capital Cities: Kangaroo Court (short)

2015 Identity Theft (short)

2018 Zaślepieni / Blindspotting

Cast & Crew

director Carlos López Estrada
screenplay Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs
cinematography Robby Baumgartner
editing Gabriel Fleming
music Michael Yezerski
cast Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones
producer Keith Calder, Jess Calder, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs
production Snoot Entertaiment
Polish distributor Monolith Films
language English
colouration colour
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