Jesus

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    Jesus

    Jesús

    Directed by

    France, Chile, Germany, Greece, Colombia

    2016

    86 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Nothing comes easily to Santiago teen Jesús. His group has just lost the local battle of the boy bands, he can't seem to finish high school or keep track of money, and his widower father is fed up with his inertia. Uncertain what path to take, Jesús is trapped in a dead-end cycle of getting wasted with his buddies and looking for trouble. The boys are partying in a cemetery one night when things get out of hand and they gang up on a defenceless kid, beating him badly. The next day Jesús learns that the kid's in a coma and the police are searching for those responsible. Desperate to avoid both the authorities and his friends, he has no choice but to turn to his father for help. But how far should a father be expected to go to protect a child when that child is as lost as Jesús?

    Awards

    • Best Actor (Nicolas Duran) - Torino FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Nicolás Durán
    Alejandro Goic
    Screenplay
    Fernando Guzzoni
    Cinematography
    Barbara Alvarez
    Sales
    MPM PREMIUM
    Production
    JBA PRODUCTION
    Production
    RAMPANTE
    Production
    UNAFILM
    Production
    GRAAL FILMS
    Production
    BURNING BLUE

    Press

    Superbly lensed in a jittery chiaroscuro... and the top-notch cast is the icing on the cake.

    Pamela Pianezza, Variety

    Jesús proves a gripping cautionary tale unafraid to let its characters suffer for justice.

    Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

    Strong performances by the film’s two leads, plus a vivid, presumably well researched youth-scene backdrop.

    Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

    Fernando Guzzoni

    Fernando Guzzoni

    Chile

    In 2008, Fernando Guzzoni screened LA COLORINA (documentary) in Competition the Festival des Films du Monde. He was awarded with the Best Director Award in SANFIC and Best Movie Award, Trieste.

    DOG FLESH, written in the Cannes Festival Residence, was his first long feature fiction film (2012). The film was given the "New Directors" Award in the San Sebastian Festival; the Ingmar Bergman Award (Gothenburg); Best Opera Prima (Havana); Best Actor (Punta del Este); Rail D'Oc (Toulouse) and it was selected in more tan 30 International Festivals. JESUS is his second fiction film. It premiered at San Sebastian and was selected for the Toronto IFF.

    Selected Filmography