25th TiDF: Greek Premiere

A funeral car cruises the streets of Medellín, while a young director tells the story of his past in this violent and conservative city. He remembers the preproduction of his first film, a B-Movie with ghosts. The young queer scene of Medellín is casted for the film, but the main protagonist dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 21, just like many friends of the director. Anhell69 explores the dreams, doubts, and fears of an annihilated generation, and the struggle to carry on making cinema. In the words of the director:  this is “the immortalization of our recollections, our memory, our life before death, and maybe a warning for the generations and governments to follow.” 

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Theo Montoya
Script: Theo Montoya
Cinematography: Theo Montoya
Editing: Matthieu Taponier, Delia Oniga, Theo Montoya
Sound: Eloisa Arcila Fernandez, Estephany Cano, Marius Leftărache, Victor Miu, Marian Bălan, Dragoș Știrbu
Music: Vlad Feneșan, Marius Leftărache
Production: Desvio Visual, Monogram Film, Dublin Films, Amerikafilm
Producers: Bianca Oana, David Hurst, Theo Montoya, Juan Pablo Castrillon
Co-producers: Balthasar Busmann, Maximilian Haslberger
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Colombia, Romania, France, Germany
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 72'
Contact: Square Eyes
Awards/Distinctions: Jury Special Mention Grand Prize Venice International Critics' Week, Mario Serandrei Award for the Best Technical Contribution , Verona Film Club Award – Critics' Week Venice FF 2022, Golden Dove Award International Competition – DOK Leipzig 2022, FIPRESCI Prize – Gijón IFF 2022

Theo Montoya


2020 Son of Sodom (short)
2022 Anhell69