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Sq. Eyes Picks-up Romanian Minority Coproduction Anhell69 by Colombian Director Theo Montoya


BUCHAREST: Austrian gross sales agent Sq. Eyes has picked-up Theo Montoya’s first lengthy movie Anhell69. A coproduction between Columbia, Romania, France and Germany, the hybrid fiction-documentary could have its world premiere within the thirty seventh Venice Movie Festivals’ Worldwide Critics Week (31 August – 10 September 2022).

Romanian producer Bianca Oana, who produced Alexander Nanau’s Oscar-nominated collective and Adina Pintilie’s Berlinale Golden Bear-winner Contact Me Not is the coproducer.

“In June 2019 I used to be invited along with Romanian filmmaker Ioana Țurcan to take part within the first version of the TorinoFilmLab documentary workshop. We have been put collectively in the identical group led by filmmaker Diana Groó with Theo Montoya & Juan Pablo Castrillon, who introduced their undertaking Anhell69. I used to be impressed with how comparable Colombian youth have been to the youth I had met again dwelling in Romania or wherever throughout Europe. At first, my pondering course of was that I might by no means have something to do with Colombia, as a result of it is so far-off. However this resemblance struck me and searching again I realise how Eurocentric and restricted my imaginative and prescient was. As I used to be watching the footage Theo introduced, I realised that this movie may very well be the movie of a complete era of misplaced youngsters these days”, Bianca Oana advised FNE.

A funeral automobile cruises the streets of Medellín, whereas a younger director tells the story of his previous on this violent and conservative metropolis. He remembers the preproduction of his first movie, a B-movie with ghosts. The younger queer scene of Medellín varieties the forged for the movie, however the principle protagonist dies of heroin overdose on the age of 21, similar to many associates of the director. Anhell69 explores the goals, doubts and fears of a doomed era, and the battle to hold on making cinema.

The forged contains Alejandro Hincapié, Camilo Machado, Alejandro Mendigaña, Julián David Moncada, Camilo Najar, Juan Esteban Pérez, Sharllot Zodoma, Víctor Gaviria and Theo Montoya.

Anhell69 is produced by Theo Montoya and Juan Pablo Castrillon via Columbia’s Desvio Visible, Bianca Oana via Romania’s Monogram Movie and David Hurst via France’s Dublin Movies, in coproduction with Balthasar Busmann and Maximilian Haslberger via Germany’s Amerikafilm.

The undertaking was supported by El Fondo Mixto de Promoción Cinematográfica o Proimágenes Colombia, theRom anian Movie Centre (CNC), IDFA Bertha Fund (supported by the Artistic Europe MEDIA programme), Area Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the World Cinema Fund, the Romanian Nationwide Tv (TVR), Comision Filmica de Medellín, Tribeca All Entry, Avanpost, TV7 Bordeaux, KANALDUDE.

Romanian Vlad Feneșan and Marius Leftărache composed the unique music for the movie.

In February 2022, one other coproduction between Columbia and Romania had its premiere in an A-class pageant: the documentary Alis by Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas van Hemelryck, which additionally gained the Crystal Bear for Finest Movie at Berlinale’s Era 14plus. Alis is a coproduction between Columbia’s Casatarantula, Pantalla Cines from Chile and Radu Stancu via Romania’s deFilm.


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