Mateo (17) prepares to migrate to Los Angeles in order to support his humble family in their small Zapotec village in southern Mexico, yet before he can depart the leader of the local gang demands that he commit murder to become a member.


64th Berlinale/Germany
29th FIC Guadalajara/Mexico *Best First Feature Award
20th LA Film Fest/USA *LA Muse Award
First Steps Award/Germany *Best Narrative Feature
36th FF Biberach/Germany *Best Debut Feature
36th Moscow Int. FF/Russia
17th Shanghai Int. FF/China
54th Zlin FF/Czech Rep.
11th IndieLisboa/Portugal
5th Brussels FF/Belgium
Guanajato Int. FF/Mexico
Milano Int. FF/Italy
The Urban World FF/USA *Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema)
AFI Latin American FF/USA
Rio Int. FF/Brazil
Bushwick FF/USA *Best Narrative Feature
Seattle Latino FF/USA *Special Commendation: Excellence in Filmmaking
St. Petersburg Beginning Int. FF/Russia
Philadelphia FF/USA
Salaam FF/Denmark
Skopje Cinedays/Macedonia
Plus Camerimage/Poland
Max Ophüls Preis FF/Germany
Ternium Latin American FF/Mexico
Valence Int. Scenarists FF/France *Prix Cinescop
Liège Crime FF/Belgium
Toronto Int. FF Next Wave/Canada

Title Los Ángeles
Year of production 2014
Duration 97 Min.
Country of production Germany
Country of shooting Mexico, Germany
Genre Drama
Shooting format ARRI Alexa
Screening format DCP
Ratio 1 : 2,35
Languag Zapotec / Spanish
Subtitles English / Spanish / German