• Anhell69

    Anhell69



  • Anhell69

    Anhell69



  • Anhell69

    Anhell69



  • Anhell69

    Anhell69



  • Anhell69

    Anhell69



Anhell69

a film by Theo Montoya

Anhell69

Colombia, Romania, France, Germany | 2022 | 72:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
A few years back, director Theo Montoya cast several people from Medellín’s queer scene for his first feature film, a vampire movie about a dystopian city where ghosts coexist with the living. He chose charismatic 21-year-old Camilo Najar for the starring role, but a week later Camilo died of an overdose. The director lost many friends in the same manner.
Montoya previously filmed a portrait of Camilo in his powerful, punky short Son of Sodom (2020). In Anhell69, he dives deeper into a no-future generation torn apart by drugs and suicide in a city defined by violence. All hope is gone, and getting stoned is all that’s left. Montoya sees Medellín as a ghost town lost in the mountains, a place where you can’t see the horizon, and from which you can never escape.
After attending more funerals than birthdays among his circle of friends, Montoya descends into an existential void. But he picks up the camera again anyway, and—in emulation of his great inspiration Victor Gaviria—makes a film without borders or genders: a “trans film” about all those people who don’t belong to anything or anyone. [35 IDFA]
Festivals/Awards
2022
Verona Film Club Award for most innovative film in the section & Mario Serandrei – Hotel Saturnia for the best technical contribution & Jury Special Mention – Venice International Film Critics’ Week, Italy
Golden Dove – 65 DOK Leipzig, Germany
35 IDFA – Best of Fests Selection, Netherlands
Zinebi, Bilbao, Spain
Gijón IFF, Gijon, Spain
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata – Latin American competition, Argentina
RIDM, Montréal, Canada





Cast and Crew
  • Director Theo Montoya
Original Languages

Spanish

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