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Heli (2013)
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Director:Amat Escalante Producer:Jaime Romandía Screenplay by:Amat Escalante Cinematography Running time:105 min Country:Mexico Language:Spanish Genre:Crime, Drama : Lorenzo Hagerman
Edited by
: Natalia López

Subtitle:English  Starring: Armando Espitia as Heli, the titular character, Andrea Vergara as Estela, Heli''s sister,
Linda González as Sabrina, Heli''s wife
, Juan Eduardo Palacios as Alberto, Estela''s boyfriend
Kenny Johnston as the American Commander and military training counselor

 

 

 

 


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ҧ:12 wins & 18 nominations.

 

 

Ariel Awards, Mexico 2014

Won
Silver Ariel
Best Direction (Mejor Dirección)
Amat Escalante 
Nominated
Golden Ariel
Best Picture (Mejor Película)
Nominated
Silver Ariel
Best Sound (Mejor Sonido)
Sergio Diaz (supervising sound editor) 
Vincent Arnardi (re-recording mixer) 
Best Supporting Actress (Mejor Coactuación Femenina)
Linda González 
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Mejor Guión Cinematográfico Original)
Amat Escalante 
Gabriel Reyes 
Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía)
Lorenzo Hagerman 
Best Editing (Mejor Edición)
Natalia López 
Best Art Direction (Mejor Diseño de Arte)
Daniela Schneider 
Best Visual Effects (Mejor Efectos Visuales)
Eduardo Viladoms 
Best Special Effects (Mejor Efectos Especiales)
Alejandro Vázquez 
Carlos Ochoa 
Jose Luis Perez 
Best Make-Up (Mejor Maquillaje)
Jorge Fuentes 
Best Costume Design (Mejor Vestuario)
Daniela Schneider 
 

Camerimage 2013

Won
Silver Frog
Main Competition
Lorenzo Hagerman 
Nominated
Golden Frog
Main Competition
Lorenzo Hagerman 
 

Cannes Film Festival 2013

Won
Best Director
Amat Escalante 
Nominated
Palme d''Or
Amat Escalante 
 

Chicago International Film Festival 2013

Nominated
Audience Choice Award
Amat Escalante 
 

Cinemanila International Film Festival 2013

Nominated
Lino Brocka Award
International Competition
Amat Escalante 
 

Cork International Film Festival 2013

Nominated
Audience Award
Amat Escalante 
 

Havana Film Festival 2013

Won
Casa de Las Américas Award
Mantarraya Producciones 
Won
Cuban Critics Award
Best Film
Mantarraya Producciones 
Won
Grand Coral - First Prize
Best Film
Amat Escalante 
 

Lima Latin American Film Festival 2013

Won
Elcine First Prize
Best Film
Amat Escalante 
 

Montréal Festival of New Cinema 2013

Won
Louve d''Or
Amat Escalante 
 

Munich Film Festival 2013

Won
ARRI/OSRAM Award
Best International Film
Mantarraya Producciones 

Jury statement: "Through the intimate story of one Mexican family''s ordeal, ''Heli'' powerfully ... 

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Oslo Films from the South Festival 2013

Nominated
Films from the South Award
Best Feature
Amat Escalante (director) 
 

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2014

Won
Cine Latino Award
Amat Escalante 

Tied with 

Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013). --Heli gave an incisive and searing ... More
 

Stockholm Film Festival 2013

Won
Best Cinematography
Lorenzo Hagerman 

Motivation of the jury: "The film''s photography lifts the story at the same time undermining both ... 

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The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema 2014

Won
Platino Award
Best Director
Amat Escalante 
Nominated
Platino Award
Best Film
 
 


Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Heli is a 2013 independent Mexican crime drama film directed by Amat Escalante and produced by Jaime Romandía. Featuring newcomers Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González, and Juan Eduardo Palacios, the film premiered in competition for the Palme d''Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Escalante won the Best Director award at the ceremony. While being appreciative of the film''s technical aspects, film critics were divided in their opinion of the film itself. Heli was selected to represent Mexico at the 86th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but it was not nominated.


 





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