Anhell69

Theo Montoya

Talents Colombia, Romania, France, Germany 72 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

A funeral car cruises the streets of Medellín, while a young director tells the story of his past in this violent and conservative city. He remembers the pre-production of his first film, a B-Movie with ghosts. The young queer scene of Medellín is casted for the film, but the main protagonist dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 21, just like many friends of the director. Anhell69 explores the dreams, doubts and fears of an annihilated generation, and the struggle to carry on making cinema.

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Themes

BiographicLatin American CinemaYouthLGTBIFightMetacinema

Filmmaker

Theo Montoya

Is a director, cinematographer and producer. He is the founder and director of the production company Desvio Visual, which is dedicated to the creation of auteur films and experimental films. His first short film, Son of Sodom, was part of the Official Short Film Selection at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and many other festivals around the world. With this film, he has won several awards, including the Grand Prix of the Drama film festival in Greece, the Best of short Documentary in Interfilm Berlin, and got a special Jury’s Mention in Clermont Ferrand’s Labo Competition. Anhell69 is his first feature film, having its world premiere at the 37th Venice Critics’ Week (79th Venice International Film Festival).

Filmography: Anhell69 (2022, D'A 2023), Son of Sodom (short film, 2020)

Theo Montoya

Film information

Director: Theo Montoya
Script: Theo Montoya
Contact: Surtsey Films
With: Camilo Najar, Sergio Pérez, Juan Pérez
Country: Colombia, Romania, France, Germany
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 72 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2023

Awards

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Prize of the Venice International Critic's Week
Mario Serandrei Award for the Best Technical Contribution
Verona Film Club Award

MAR DEL PLATA FILM FESTIVAL
Honorable Mention of the Latin-American Competition

GIJÓN FILM FESTIVAL
FIPRESCI Award

ZINEBI FILM FESTIVAL
Best Film

Poster

Anhell69