Heli / Heli

Amat Escalante Director: Amat Escalante
Cast list: Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González, Juan Eduardo Palacios, Kenny Johnston
Screenplay: Amat Escalante, Gabriel Reyes
Director of Photography: Lorenzo Hagerman
Editor: Natalia López
Music: Lasse Marhaug
Producer: Jaime Romandia
Distribution: Mantarraya Productions
Rights: Mantarraya Productions
Country: Mexico, France, Germany, Netherlands
Year: 2013
Running time: 105
Presentation format: 2k digital
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Czech, English
Movie synopsis: An uncompromising depiction of the everyday violence that many people must endure in certain parts of Mexico. A young factory worker, Heli, gets into mortal danger through no fault of his own when a rather thick suitor of his twelve-year-old sister hides several kilograms of drugs in a water tank. Neither local army nor drug cartel members are famous for any form of mercy. The picture, awarded the Best Director Award in Cannes, stands out for an accurate formal style with perfectly thought-out shots, the banality of evil exposed to the core and exploding in a “controversial” scene of torture while a group of teenagers plays video games without even a blink of an eye. It’s an eerie atmosphere of an ordinary day that can soon turn into a nightmare.
Awards and Nominations: Cannes IFF (2013) – Best Director * Stockholm IFF (2013) – Best Cinematography * Montréal Festival of New Cinema (2013) – Best Feature

Heli Heli Heli Heli
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