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

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

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19.10.
#324
CineStar 4
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19.10.2022
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21.10.
#5B2
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21.10.2022
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23.10.
#783
Regina Palast 6
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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

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Winner of Golden Dove (International Competition)