Berlinale

Gods (Dioses)

Synopsis
Diego and Andrea are about eighteen, they are beautiful, rich and bright. They live in the most beautiful house by the beach, on the most beautiful beach in Peru, with their rich and successful father. This is a world where there are no problems, no material needs; a world of forms and beauty, an artificial world, a world of appearances. Gods is about a family where apparently nothing is wrong, but after scratching the surface a little, a cruel way of life, a world of unbreakable and inflexible social customs, is revealed. Gods is the story of this family, its decadence, its rigid mechanisms when it comes to social involvement, and its efforts to conceal any interior ugliness under a beautiful cover.


World premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2008, Official Competition

Key festivals and awards
Best Peruvian Film, Audience Award, Lima Film Festival 2008
Best Film, Biarritz Film Festival 2008
Best Sound, Festival International del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano Havana 2008
Locarno International Film Festival 2008
Toronto International Film Festival 2008
San Sebastián Film Festival 2008
Festival Filmar en América Latina 2008

Peru 2008
Director: Josué Méndez
Producers: Chullachaki Producciones (Peru), Mil Colores Media / Cachoeira Films (Germany), Lagarto Cine (Argentina), TS Productions (France)
German WCF Partner: Mil Colores Media / Cachoeira Films
World sales: Doc & Film International (France)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2006
Funding amount: 55,000 €