WINNER: Cine Latino Jury Award for BEST IBERO-AMERICAN FILM
Inspired by her social activist father Jose Maria, tomboyish university student Paula balances her days between studying photography and organizing against Colombia’s deeply corrupt legal system. But when she witnesses Jose Maria’s assassination in broad daylight, Paula is thrown into a state of shock and the nightmare of dealing with an inept and uncaring police force. Lost in a daze of sadness and rage, she unexpectedly catches a glimpse of her father’s killer, brooding young thug Jesús, in a nearby club, setting the young student on a path of revenge. Intent on exacting any form of justice she can, Paula finds herself immersed in Jesús’s aimless, poverty-stricken world and quickly discovers that they might both be victims of the same broken system.
This thrilling and powerful autobiographical first feature from co-writer/director Laura Mora took home multiple awards at the 2017 San Sebastian Film Festival.
In competition for the Cine Latino Award and the New Voices New Visions Award.
|Original Language Title:||Matar a Jesús|
|Running Time:||100 minutes|
|Awards:||Eroski Youth Award, New Directors Award, San Sebastian International Film Festival; Roger Ebert Award - New Directors Competition, Chicago International Film Festival|
|Producers:||Diego F. Ramirez, Ignacio Rey, Maja Zimmerman|
|Principal Cast:||Natasha Jaramillo, Giovanny Rodríguez, Camilo Escobar, Carmenza Cossio, Juan Pablo Trujillo|
|Cinematographers:||James L. Brown|
|Screenwriter:||Laura Mora, Alonso Torres|