Juan Antonio finds his father who is back home after a long absence. There, during the preparation of the most important religious festival of the city : the Ecce homo; father and son go to share in solitude, their hatreds for each other.
Diploma project (2020) by Santiago Chacón
José visits the main church in the city of Popayán, Colombia. The faithful prepare the most important celebration of the Catholic tradition of this place: the procession of the Ecce homo. After his visit, José returns home to his father, Juan Antonio who is back after a long absence. Life brings them together again, but something burns in him. Juan Antonio, a man of brute strength, no longer has the physical strength that accompanied him throughout his life. He and José, who grew up under his strong and conservative authority, will confront each other and let themselves be led by love and hate. During this meeting, José will allow himself for the first time to participate in the procession of the Ecce homo, which his father always forbade him to go to because the celebration is only for men and for Juan Antonio he is not a real man.
Ecce Homo has gone through me deeply. From its conception, the project questioned me about my life, my ancestors and the city where I come from. It also questioned me about the way I relate to my family, to those around me; it made me understand with love their thoughts, but it also confronted them, opposed them and finally healed them.
I want to make films to understand myself and the things around me and, from this understanding, make films as a way of healing, a remedy.