22-year old Paula is the lone witness to the assassination of her father on the streets of Medellín. The police walk away from the case and advise her to do
22-year old Paula is the lone witness to the assassination of her father on the streets of Medellín. The police walk away from the case and advise her to do the same, lest she falls victim too.
Coming to terms with her grief, she spots the murderer at a party, and befriends him in a plot to exact vengeance.
But, she grapples with her resolve as Jesús is slowly revealed to be as much of a victim of a violent society as she is in Laura Mora’s intense and semi-autobiographical debut.
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Unclassified 18+ 99 Mins | 2017 | Colombia, Argentina | Spanish with English subtitles | Feature
Winner: 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival, Cine Latino Award.
Winner: 2017 Chicago Film Festival, Roger Ebert Award, New Directors Competition.
Winner: 2017 Cairo International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize.
Matar a Jesús does achieve a… kind of delirious intensity in its wonderful portrayal of Medellin’s surreal street chaos – Hollywood Reporter.
Director: Laura Mora Ortega
Laura Mora Ortega Laura Mora studied directing and film production at the RMIT School in Melbourne. She wrote and directed the short films West (2004) and Brotherhood (2007) in Australia. In her native Medellín, she directed the short film Salomé (2011). Killing Jesus is her autobiographical first feature film.
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