Son of Sodom

Colombia

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Theo Montoya

Theo Montoya, born in 1992 in Medellín, Colombia, is an audiovisual communication graduate of the University of Medellín. He is the founder and director of the production company Desvio Visual, which is a production house dedicated to the creation of experimental films and documentaries. For more than seven years, he has worked on audiovisual production with the youth of his city, focusing on queer, nihilistic, and social issues. His documentary short SON OF SODOM was selected for Cannes Festival in 2020.

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Categoría: Documental/Documentary

Temática: Queer cinema

Duración: 15'

Sinopsis por Julia Amigo

El documental se centra en la historia de Camilo Najar, aka Son of Sodom, que murió una semana después de hacer un casting con el director. En el metraje para el casting charlaron sobre la sexualidad, el no futuro y la muerte, pero ¿quién fue realmente Son of Sodom?

Medellín a vista de pájaro, colores apagados y lúgubres y una banda sonora etérea actúan como plataforma desde la que realizar una investigación en torno a Camilo. El corto se acerca a personas que lo conocieron -y lo amaron- mientras va dibujando la figura del propio Camilo; un ser intenso, tremendamente vivo y consciente de su lugar en el mundo. ¿Qué ocurrió, en qué circunstancias y por qué murió? Apoyado en unas tomas de gran potencia narrativa, Son of Sodom va respondiendo a estos interrogantes llevándonos de la mano hasta el final.

The documentary focuses on the story of Camilo Najar, aka Son of Sodom, who died a week after casting with the director. In the footage for the casting they chatted about sexuality, the non-future and death, but who was really Son of Sodom?

 

Medellín from a bird's eye view, muted and gloomy colors and an ethereal soundtrack act as a platform from which to carry out an investigation around Camilo. The short gets closer to people who knew him - and loved him - while he is drawing the figure of Camilo himself; an intense being, tremendously alive and aware of his place in the world. What happened, under what circumstances and why did he die? Supported by shots of great narrative power, Son of Sodom answers these questions by taking us by the hand until the end.