International Competition


Theo Montoya
Screening time  
31.03. / Friday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 2  
01.04. / Saturday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 5  

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 preproduction of his first film, where the young queer scene of Medellín was casted, but the main protagonist died of a heroin overdose at the age of 21, just like many friends of the director. He is trying to evoke the film he and his friends could never make together, about the lack of future for his generation, caused by suicide and drugs, but also by the oppression of a conservative society, which tries to exterminate anything that would challenge the status quo. Showing us how hard it is to be young and queer in Medellín, Anhell69 explores the dreams, doubts and fears of an annihilated generation, and the struggle to carry on making cinema.


Theo Montoya

Theo Montoya, originally from Medellín, Colombia, is a director, cinematographer and producer. He is the founder and director of the production company Desvio Visual, dedicated to the making of auteur and experimental films. His first short film, Son of Sodom, was part of the Official Short Film Selection at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and has won several awards, including the Grand Prix of the Drama Film Festival in Greece and the Best of Short Documentary at Interfilm Berlin. Anhell69 is his first feature film.

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France, Germany, Romania, Colombia
2022, 75'

Directed by:
Theo Montoya

Screenplay by:
Theo Montoya

Theo Montoya

Edited by:
Theo Montoya

Vlad Feneșan, Marius Leftărache

Bianca Oana, David Hurst, Theo Montoya, Juan Pablo Castrillon, Balthasar Busmann, Maximilian Haslberger

Produced by:
Desvio Visual, Monogram Film, Dublin Films, Amerikafilm

Festivals & Awards:

Venice International Critics’ Week: Special Mention (2022), DOK Leipzig: Golden Dove (2022), Zinebi: Grand Award (2022), Gijon IFF: FIPRESCI Award