MATEO

By Maria GAMBOA

CINE-SUD PROMOTION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

When the healing power of art weakens violence in Colombia.

Festivals
& Awards

Miami IFF 2014
Best First Feature, Screenplay FICCI
FICCI Cartagena 2014
Special Mention FIPRESCI Jury, Special Jury Award
Austin's Cine Las Americas 2014
Best Feature film
Giffoni FF 2014
Competition - Generator 16 - Best Feature film
Sydney Latin American FF 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maria GAMBOA
    • Writer(s)
    • Maria GAMBOA
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel GARCIA (Dia Fragma), Thierry LENOUVEL (Ciné-Sud Promotion)
    • Synopsis
    • Mateo, 16, works for his uncle Don Walter, a powerful paramilitary. He collects extortion money from small businesses as an exchange for protection in the violent neighborhoods of the Magdalena river valley.
      When Don Walter asks him to infiltrate the theatre group to uncover its members’ political tendencies, Mateo discovers afascinating, expanded, never imagined world amid rehearsals and activities shared with other actors.
      This internal conflict allows Mateo to find his dignity and establish the difference between life and death for him.
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