The film comes from Amat Escalante, a rising filmmaker who first came to Cannes with "Sangre" in 2005, which landed a slot in the Un Certain Regard section, and won the FIPRESCI Prize from the International Critics. In 2008 he returned to Un Certain Regard with "Los Bastardos," and this year he's in the main Competition with "Heli."
Starring Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda Gonzalez and Juan Eduardo Palacios, the story centers on Estela, a 12-year-old girl who falls in love with a young police cadet, with the pair planning to run away and get married. But the violence in the region is a hurdle they will have to overcome. And as you can see in this exclusive clip from the film, "Heli" promises some evocative imagery to go with its story.
"Heli" will have its first screening at Cannes on Thursday, May 16th. Watch the clip below and check out the poster for the film as well.