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Anhell69

Directed by Theo Montoya
Colombia 2022
Runtime 74'

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 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.

Directed by
Theo Montoya

Screenplay
Theo Montoya

Cinematography
Theo Montoya

Editing
Matthieu Taponier, Delia Oniga, Theo Montoya

Music
Vlad Feneșan, Marius Leftărache

Sound
Marius Leftărache, Victor Miu, Marian Bălan, Dragoș Știrbu, Eloísa Arcila Fernández, Estephany Cano

Production design
Alejandra López

Costumes
Alejandra López

Cast
Camilo Najar, Sergio Pérez, Juan Pérez, Alejandro Hincapié, Julián David Moncada, Camilo Machado, Víctor Gaviria, Alejandro Mendigaña

Production
Theo Montoya, Juan Pablo Castrillon (Desvío Visual), Bianca Oana (Monogram Film), David Hurst (Dublin Films)

Co-production
Maximilian Haslberger, Balthasar Busmann (Amerikafilm)

Square Eyes 
Wouter Jansen
wouter@squareeyesfilm.com

Press 
Mirjam Wiekenkamp
mirjam@noisefilmpr.com

Tuesday 06.09
9.00am Hall Perla
Press, Industry

Wednesday 07.09
2.00pm Hall Perla
Public, All accreditations

Thursday 08.09
7.30pm Hall Corinto
Public, All accreditations

Theo Montoya

Theo Montoya (1992), originally from Medellín, Colombia, 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 of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, IDFA 2020, Clermont-Ferrand 2021 (Special Mention from jury du Prix Documentaire), DISFF 2021 (Grand Prix) and many other festivals around the world. Anhell69 is his first feature film, a Colombian – Romanian – French – German co-production.