ANHELL69

Documentary, 75′, 2022

Writer & Director : Theo Montoya

Executive Production : Desvio Visual (Colombia)
Coproduction :
Monogram Film (Romania), Dublin Films (France), Amerika Film (Germany)

International Sales : Square Eyes

 

Synopsis :
A funeral car cruises the street 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 Class-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.

Shooting : Summer 2021 (Medellín)

With the support of Proimágenes Colombia (FDC), Romanian Film Center, sRTV – National Romanian Television, IDFA Bertha Fund Europe, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Tribeca All Access and FilMedellín

Development:
Torino Film Lab 2019 – TFI Network
FIDBA – DOC:LAB – 2020
Cannes Docs – Festival de Cannes – 2020 – Prix VOSTAO (Cannes Docs 2020)
BAM Projects 2020
Forum de Coproduction – Festival International du Film de San Sebastián  – 2020
Sorfond Pitching Forum – 2020
IDFA Forum – 2020
Cinéma en Développement – Cinélatino Toulouse – 2021

Festivals :

Settimana Internazionale Della Critica, Official Competition, 37th Mostra de Venise – Jury Special Mention – Innovation Award & technical contribution Award
DOK Leipzig – International Competition (Leipzig, Allemagne) – Golden Dove 
IDFA – Best of Fests Selection (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Zinebi – International Competition (Bilbao, Spain) – ZIFF Grand Award
Gijón International Film Festival – Official Selection Terres en Trance (Gijon, Spain) – Award FIPRESCI to best feature film.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata –  Latin American competition (Mar del Plata, Argentina) – Special Mention
RIDM – Compétition Internationale (Montréal, Canada) – Special Mention Great Prize Feature Film International Competition
Margenes – Festival Internacional de Cine – Official Selection – Best Film Prize
Festival de cine de La Habana – Latinoamericano Selection (Cuba, La Habana)