Berlinale

Jesus

Synopsis
Jesús (18 ) is in search of his identity. He dances with a Korean pop group and likes hanging out in public parks with his friends. He doesn’t go to school or have a job. Since his mother’s death he lives with his father, Hector (53), in an apartment where the TV masks their inability to communicate. One night, Jesús opens up to his father and confesses his involvement in an irreversible event. This shared knowledge forces them to join forces for the first time. Hector tries to protect and help his son, but keeping the secret begins to eat away at him. One day he decides to go and pick Jesús up, but not quite with the intention of taking him back home…

World premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Discovery

Key festivals and awards
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2016
Hamburg Film Festival 2016
Torino Film Festival 2016

Chile (in production)
Director: Fernando Guzzoni
Producers: JBA Production (France), Rampante Films (Chile), Unafilm (Germany), Graal (Greece), Burning Blue (Colombia)
European WCF partner: Unafilm (Germany)
World sales: tbc

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2015
Funding amount: 40.000 €