JESUS

by Fernando Guzzoni
JESUS - JESUS

Informations

Nation: France, Chile, Germany, Greece, Colombia

Year: 2016

Length: 86'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Eighteen-year-old Jesús is searching for his identity and this makes him constantly test his own limits. But because of this, he and his friends do something which can never be undone. The only person they can turn to is the most unexpected one, Jesús’ father, with whom he has a superficial relationship even though he is the only parent the boy still has. [cg]

Director

Fernando Guzzoni

Fernando Guzzoni

Fernando Guzzoni (Santiago, Chile, 1983) screened the documentary film La colorina in the Festival des films du monde’s official competition, Montreal, Canada, and was awarded the Best Director Award in Sanfic and Best Film Award in the Trieste Film Festival, Italy. The documentary participated in more than twenty international festivals. Dog Flesh is his first long feature fiction film. Written in the Cannes Festival résidence, the film was given the New Directors Award in the San Sebastián Festival. It was also awarded the Ingmar Bergman Prize in Goteborg Film Fest and won Best Opera Prima in La Habana Film Festival. 

Filmography:
La colorina (doc., 2008), Carne de perro (2012), Jesús (2016). 

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Fernando Guzzoni
fotografia/cinematography
Barbara Alvarez
montaggio/film editing
Andrea Chignoli
scenografia/production design
Rodrigo Bazaes, Macarena Silva
costumi/costume design
Francisca Román
suono/sound
Carlo Sánchez, Roberto Espinoza, Jean-Guy Véran
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Nicolas Duran (Jesús), Alejandro Goïc (Hector), Gastón Salgado, Sebastiàn Ayala, Esteban González
produttori/producers
Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou, Giancarlo Nasi
produzione/production
JBA Production, Rampante Films
coproduttori/coproducers
Titus Kreyenberg, Konstantina Stavrianou, Irini Vougioukalou, Diana Bustamante, Paola Pérez, Jorge Forero
coproduzione/coproduction
unafilm, Graal Films, Burning Blue


contatti/contacts
Premium Films
Leslie Saussereau
leslie.saussereau@premium-films.com
www.premium-films.com

Director statement

“In March 2012, a young man was brutally murdered by four other young men in a square downtown. The death of Daniel Zamudio is the kind of things that worry you and encourage you to do things. Out of curiosity, I started looking deeper into the case and I realized it had elements that were related with what I was looking for. The victim, as well as the murderers were young people with vague or absent father figures and they all came from the same social background, but there was a dead person among them. That fact caught my attention; it disturbed me. That death represented to me the failure of the people, since we are young people that come from the same social marginality.”

Synopsis Learn more

Eighteen-year-old Jesús is searching for his identity and this makes him constantly test his own limits. But because of this, he and his friends do something which can never be undone. The only person they can turn to is the most unexpected one, Jesús’ father, with whom he has a superficial relationship even though he is the only parent the boy still has. [cg]

Director All about direction

Fernando Guzzoni

Fernando Guzzoni

Fernando Guzzoni (Santiago, Chile, 1983) screened the documentary film La colorina in the Festival des films du monde’s official competition, Montreal, Canada, and was awarded the Best Director Award in Sanfic and Best Film Award in the Trieste Film Festival, Italy. The documentary participated in more than twenty international festivals. Dog Flesh is his first long feature fiction film. Written in the Cannes Festival résidence, the film was given the New Directors Award in the San Sebastián Festival. It was also awarded the Ingmar Bergman Prize in Goteborg Film Fest and won Best Opera Prima in La Habana Film Festival. 

Filmography:
La colorina (doc., 2008), Carne de perro (2012), Jesús (2016). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Fernando Guzzoni
fotografia/cinematography
Barbara Alvarez
montaggio/film editing
Andrea Chignoli
scenografia/production design
Rodrigo Bazaes, Macarena Silva
costumi/costume design
Francisca Román
suono/sound
Carlo Sánchez, Roberto Espinoza, Jean-Guy Véran
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Nicolas Duran (Jesús), Alejandro Goïc (Hector), Gastón Salgado, Sebastiàn Ayala, Esteban González
produttori/producers
Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou, Giancarlo Nasi
produzione/production
JBA Production, Rampante Films
coproduttori/coproducers
Titus Kreyenberg, Konstantina Stavrianou, Irini Vougioukalou, Diana Bustamante, Paola Pérez, Jorge Forero
coproduzione/coproduction
unafilm, Graal Films, Burning Blue


contatti/contacts
Premium Films
Leslie Saussereau
leslie.saussereau@premium-films.com
www.premium-films.com

Director statement Read more

“In March 2012, a young man was brutally murdered by four other young men in a square downtown. The death of Daniel Zamudio is the kind of things that worry you and encourage you to do things. Out of curiosity, I started looking deeper into the case and I realized it had elements that were related with what I was looking for. The victim, as well as the murderers were young people with vague or absent father figures and they all came from the same social background, but there was a dead person among them. That fact caught my attention; it disturbed me. That death represented to me the failure of the people, since we are young people that come from the same social marginality.”