When the law offers no answers after Paula's father's murder, she decides to find the killer herself. By chance, she meets him—dancing, smiling—at a nightclub. The two grow closer. His name is Jesús. He wants to be with her. She wants to kill him.
- EROSKI Youth Award, Special Mention Kutxabank, Fedeora Award, SIGNIS Award - San Sebastián IFF
- Special Jury Prize for Best Director - Cairo IFF
- FIPRESCI Prize - Cairo IFF
- Cine Latino Award - Palm Springs IFF
- EGEDA Audience Award - Cartagena IFF
- Natasha Jaramillo
- Giovanny Rodríguez
- Camilo Escobar
- Carmenza Cossio
- Juan Pablo Trujillo
- José David Medina
- Juan Camilo Cárdenas
- Laura Mora
- Alonso Torres
- James L. Brown
- Leandro Aste
- Sebastián Escofet
The idea for the script came to me in a really weird way. A year-and-a-half after my dad was killed, I moved to Australia, and was very frustrated because I wasn’t able to write. I had always been good at it, but when Dad was killed I stopped, and it was hard because I felt I owned him an homage with written words, but I just couldn’t do it. Eventually, I had this dream that I was at this lookout point and a guy sat next to me and started talking. He asked how old I was then suddenly said: “My name is Jesus, and I’m the one who killed your dad.” At that point I woke up and started writing the main idea of the film. After four years it was too painful, and I got stuck. I met Alonso Torres and we became really good friends. He came in and got really close to the project.
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A propulsive and highly personal drama.
Edgy, uncomfortable and driven by a crackling energy.
The cinematic challenge may lie in portraying violence through intimacy.
Laura Mora was born in Medellín, Colombia. She graduated from film school in Melbourne, Australia. Whilst there, she directed two award-winning shorts, WEST (2006) and BROTHERHOOD (2008), before returning to Colombia in 2009 and working as a script supervisor on several productions. In 2010, Laura was awarded a production grant to make her short SALOMÉ. She went on to direct more than 35 episodes of the award-winning TV series ESCOBAR, EL PATRÓN DEL MAL (2012). In 2014, Mora directed the political period feature BEFORE THE FIRE that premiered in FICCI. KILLING JESUS is her first feature debut selected at FICCI 2018.