MATEO

By Maria GAMBOA

ALPHA VIOLET - as SALES All rights, World

First film - Completed 2014

Mateo, 16, collects extortion money on behalf of his Mafioso uncle. As he infiltrates a local theatre group, he becomes enthralled with his free-flowing creative lifestyle. Under pressure, Mateo will have to make a choice.

Festivals
& Awards

Miami IFF 2014
Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition
Ventana Sur 2014
Latam
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maria GAMBOA
    • Writer(s)
    • Adriana ARJONA, Maria GAMBOA
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel GARCIA (DIA FRAGMA), Thierry LENOUVEL (CINE 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 a fascinating, 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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