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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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La Virgen de los Sicarios
Made in Spanish

After an absence of thirty years, Fernando Vallejo returns to Medellín only to find that there's not a lot left of things the way he knew them: his parents are dead and the drug kings are spreading terror with their gangs of thugs. At a gay brothel he meets Alexis, a 16-year-old skid-row denizen who belongs to these paid assassins who are in turn murdered by other kids with no future. Love grows between them, a love with no future, condemned from the very beginning by their surrounding reality. When Alexis is killed, Fernando desperately wanders the street until finding another boy like him, of the same age and with a similar criminal background. A new love story starts for Fernando.
BARBET SHROEDER Born in Teheran in 1941, he studied Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris. He worked as a photographer, jazz promoter and producer for Rohmer and Rivette until directing his first film, More (1969). Acclaimed for his documentary about the despot Idi Amin, he has directed 14 films, including Barfly (1987), Before and After (1996), Desperate Measures (1998), Our Lady of the Assassins (2000) and Murder by Numbers (2001). He is also an actor, screenwriter and producer.
Barbet Schroeder
Fernando Vallejo
Rodrigo Lalinde
Elsa Vasquez
Jorge Arriagada
Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo, Manuel Busquets
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