The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: COLOMBIA, ARGENTINA
Run Time: 99 minutes
Lita has just witnessed the murder of her father, a beloved professor at the university she attends. In the chaos and gunfire, she sees the young thug who committed the crime. The police, overwhelmed by the amount of gang-related killings, offer little hope for justice. Out with friends one evening, Lita sees the killer at a club. His name is Jesus. Lita decides to ingratiate herself to him, creating a chance to enact the retribution the authorities cannot. KILLING JESUS is a unique and multilayered revenge thriller. As Lita is pulled deeper into Jesus’ world, her life is increasingly at risk. At the same time, the more she begins to know the young killer, the more difficult things become. She is forced to acknowledge that, murderer or not, Jesus is also a human being. Lita is living in two dangerous worlds, one of gangs and one of grief. She is discovering that KILLING JESUS may not be the clearcut act of vengeance she had envisioned. (In Spanish with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, April 09, 2018 at 7:10 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 1:45 PM
Cinema en Español
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition
Laura Mora was born in Medell, Colombia in 1981. She graduated from film school in Melbourne, Australia. In 2012 Mora co-directed more than 35 episodes of the award-winning television series Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord. KILLING JESUS has won numerous awards on the festival circuit.
Antes del fuego (2015), Código Origen (2016), KILLING JESUS (2017)
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