JESUS

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Fernando Guzzoni

Country: Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 85min
Film Year: 2016
Category: HBO Ibero American Competition

A darkly captivating character study, writer-director Fernando Guzzoni’s sensational second feature follows Santiago youth Jesús (Nicolás Durán) as he slips from adolescent inertia to criminal activity. Much to the frustration of his widower father (Alejandro Goic), Jesús shows little interest in finishing high school or spending money wisely. Yet neither father nor son is prepared for what happens after Jesús and his pals viciously gang up on a defenseless kid late one night in a cemetery.

With its arresting crepuscular images and superb naturalistic performances, Guzzoni’s carefully calibrated drama raised complicated moral questions about one’s responsibility to oneself, to one’s society and, most problematic of all, one’s own kin.

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credits

Director: Fernando Guzzoni
Producer: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, Giancarlo Nasi
Screenwriter: Fernando Guzzoni

Music: Roberto Espinoza, Carlo Sanchez
Cinematographer: Barbara Alvarez
Editor: Andrea Chignoli

Cast: Nicolás Durán, Sebastián Ayala, Alejandro Goic

Fernando Guzzoni

Fernando Guzzoni was born in Santiago, Chile. His directorial credits include the documentary La colorina (08) and the fiction feature Dog Flesh (12). Jesus (16) is his latest film.

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