Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

JESUS
(Jesús)

 

Year: 2016
Country: FRANCE, CHILE, GERMANY, GREECE, COLOMBIA
Run Time: 85 minutes

JESUS
JESUS
JESUS
JESUS

Jesus is in need of salvation. Raised by a mostly absent father, Jesus aimlessly wanders about with a gang hoping for success as a boy band. Jesus and his friends exist in a haze of drink, drugs, and sexual encounters. One evening in the local park they encounter a young gay man passed out from alcohol and begin to mess with him. The encounter escalates, leaving the boy in a coma and police searching for the attackers. Horrified at what he’s done and fearful of the consequences, Jesus breaks down and confesses the attack and his involvement to his father. Jesus’ friends fear he will snitch and threaten to frame him for the crime. Torn between self-blame for his son’s actions and love for his only child, Jesus’ father must now make devastating choices that will forever alter both their lives. Fearlessly graphic and crafted with an edgy immediacy, JESUS is an intense journey to the limits of family and loyalty. (In Spanish with subtitles) —C.R.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 9:20 PM

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Sidebars
10% CINEMA
CINEMA EN ESPAÑOL

Director
Fernando Guzzoni

Fernando Guzzoni was born in 1983 in Santiago, Chile. A writer, producer, and director, he won a scholarship in Cannes, enabling him to write his first narrative feature.

Filmography
"La Colorina" (2008), "Carne De Perro" (2012), JESUS (2016)

Producers
Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, Giancarlo Nasi

Screenwriting
Fernando Guzzoni

Cinematography
Barbara Alvarez

Editing
Andrea Chignoli

Principal Cast
Nicolás Durán, Alejandro Goic, Sebastián Ayala

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