The Chilean film Matar a un hombre / To Kill a Man (pictured) by Alejandro Fernández Almendras was the winner of the top prize City of Lisbon for Best Film at the 11th edition of the IndieLisboa film festival. The award comes with a cash prize of 10,000 euros.
Fernández Almendras' third feature film tells the story of Jorge, a quiet, middle-class family man whose neighborhood has become overrun by a fringe class of street thugs. His comparatively fortunate existence makes him the target of their intimidation one night, and a hulking outlaw robs him of his insulin needle. Jorge’s teenage son boldly tries to stand up for his father, which only serves to unleash the bully’s terrorizing reign of threats upon the family.
The Chilean film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last January where it won the prize for Best Film in the world cinema narrative competition.
Additionally, the Brazilian film Pouco Mais de um Mês by André Novais Oliveira received a Special Mention in the international competition. The 11th edition of IndieLisboa took place April 24 - May 4 in Portugal.