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Anhell69

Anhell69
Theo Montoya
International Competition 2022
Documentary Film
Colombia,
France,
Germany,
Romania
2022
75 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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Theo Montoya
Theo Montoya
Juan Pablo Castrillón
Bianca Oana
David Hurst
Balthasar Busmann
Maximilian Haslberger
Theo Montoya
Matthieu Taponier
Delia Oniga
Theo Montoya
Vlad Feneșan
Marius Leftărache
Eloisa Arcila Fernandez
Estephany Cano
Marius Leftărache
Victor Miu
Theo Montoya

Theo Montoya draws on casting outtakes, melancholy observations of daily life and decadent party impressions from his friends to create a morbid and yet tender portrait of a young, queer generation in Colombia. In a country marked by violence and repression they can hardly imagine their future, but maintain a close, almost loving relationship with death.

This was meant to be a fiction film: a ghost story in which the dead no longer find cemetery space and consequently coexist with the living, including having sexual relationships – which the state rigorously forbids and persecutes. A clandestine nocturnal subculture emerges where erotic desires for which daylight means annihilation can be acted out. A week after Montoya found his leading actor for the project, the latter died of a heroin overdose. More deaths among his friends follow. They are the ghosts haunting the film that was ultimately made. It retains its dystopian character, but the dangers it portrays are quite real: For these young people, they are part of everyday life in Medellín, which is still deep in the shadow of Pablo Escobar and where the search for pleasure and human warmth takes one through labyrinthine abysses.
Carolin Weidner
Winner of Golden Dove (International Competition)
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Coming of Age
Depth of Souls
Queer Lives
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Flying Low

Volando bajo
Diego Piñeros García, Elkin Calderón Guevara
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Colombia
2020
24 minutes
English captions
subtitles: 
None

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Diego Piñeros García
Elkin Calderón Guevara
Calderón & Piñeros
Calderón & Piñeros
Calderón & Piñeros
Eduardo Cote
Juan Carlos Arrechea

In the global North, the DC-3 is regarded as a vintage plane and tourist attraction. In Colombia, however, it is still used as an airliner and serves as the only link to the outside world for remote villages in the Amazon region. The history of the former “Raisin Bomber” reflects economic and hegemonic conditions. Now the DC-3 raises its voice in an entranced cinematic journey through time and space to talk of dangers, sensual experiences – and a mystic passenger.

Annina Wettstein
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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Rural vs. Urban
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Audience Award Competition Short Film 2020
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It’s All the Salt’s Fault
María Cristina Pérez
Picture by picture a daughter looks through the family album, encountering parents, siblings, parties and excursions. In her commentary one can taste the salt and poison behind that normalcy.
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It’s All the Salt’s Fault

Todo es culpa de la sal
María Cristina Pérez
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Colombia
2020
10 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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María Cristina Pérez
Mauricio Cuervo
María Cristina Pérez
María Cristina Pérez
Mauricio Cuervo
Daniel Jones Cozzarelli
Jose Moreno
Daniel Jones Cozzarelli
Sara Isabella Martínez Rey

Click, frame change, click, frame change. The narrator presents her family in snapshots: the father in his youth, the mother posing in an armchair, siblings, birthdays, excursions, the usual. But the commentary by the daughter looking back adds something profoundly salty, perhaps even poisoned, to the unfolded normalcy. Tiny insults accumulate into sadness. It (almost) doesn’t matter that the family members in question are sloths.

Sylvia Görke
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award, mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Family Ties
Small Worlds, Big People
Sinn und Sein
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Motorrodillo

Motorrodillo
Alba Jaramillo
International Competition Short Film 2022
Documentary Film
Colombia,
France
2022
30 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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Alba Jaramillo
Qutaiba Barhamji
Marie-Odile Gazin
Alba Jaramillo
David Horacio Montoya
Francine Lemaître
Andres Acevedo
Manuel Vidal

In rural northern Colombia, where the railway has long been discontinued, people help themselves with a fleet of “Motorrodillos” – motorcycle-driven miniature trains. Every day, Dolly and her colleagues take school kids, goods and travellers on rugged routes from village to village. If you meet oncoming traffic on the way, you get off the rails. If you find holes in the rails, you mend them yourself. The affectionate portrait of a self-organised transport system.

Marie Kloos
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State of the World
Out of Balance
Climate Crisis