[MATAR A JESÚS]
In Laura Mora Ortega's intensely beautiful, semi-autobiographical debut, 22-year-old Paula embarks on a revenge mission after witnessing the murder of her father. When Paula recognizes her father's killer at a nightclub, he turns out to be a young man from the slums named Jesus. Feigning romantic interest, Paula vengefully seeks out Jesus. But as they spend time together, Paula begins to lose her resolve. Close, realistic camera work allows us to enter Paula's anxious and confused frame of mind as she grapples with her difficult choice. (Note adapted from Toronto International Film Festival.) Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Best Director, 2017 Cairo International Film Festival; Roger Ebert Award, 2017 Chicago International Film Festival; Grand Jury Prize, 2018 Gasparilla International Film Festival; Cine Latino Award, 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival; Official Selection, 2017 Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals; 2018 Seattle, Cartagena and Galway film festivals. DIR/SCR Laura Mora Ortega; SCR Alonso Torres; PROD Juan Pablo García, Diego F. Ramírez, Ignacio Rey, Maja Zimmermann, Alex Zito. Colombia, 2017, color, 95 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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