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15.-21. januar 2018

Program 2018

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Lita, a photography student, witnesses her own father being killed. The local police, who get new murder cases every day, are not doing much about the case. So, when Lita by chance meets the young killer again, she decides to take matters into her own hands. KILLING JESUS places itself somewhere between a revenge thriller and a love story. Through a restless handheld camera, we follow Lita in an almost point-of-view manner through the poor areas of the city. To Lita, this is an unknown world that is both threatening and fascinating.

The film was shot on location in Medellín, which during Pablo Escobar’s days was known as the “cocaine capital” of Colombia. The city offers spectacular sceneries, and its ever-changing landscape is being put to full use in the cinematography. Laura Mora Ortega’s story is semi-autobiographical and was written after her own father was killed.

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Program: 
Orginal title: 
MATAR A JESÚS
Director: 
Laura Mora Ortega
Screenplay: 
Laura Mora Ortega, Alonso Torres
Photography: 
James L. Brown
Actors: 
Natasha Jaramillo, Giovanny Rodríguez, Camilo Escobar
Run time: 
1 hour 35 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
Colombia and
Argentina
Producer: 
Alex Zito, Maja Zimmermann, Ignacio Rey, Juan Pablo Garcia, Diego F. Ramírez
Sales: 
Latido
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Laura Mora Ortega (b. 1981 in Medellín) graduated from film school in Melbourne. During her stay in Australia, she directed two award-winning shorts, WEST (2005) and BROTHERHOOD (2006). Back home in Colombia, she directed more than 35 episodes of the TV series ESCOBAR, EL PATRÓN DEL MAL (2012).