Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes Film Festival, HELI is “hypnotic and starkly beautiful…a stunning piece of filmmaking” (Los Angeles Times). When Heli’s 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves him in Mexico’s brutal drug war, Heli must do everything it takes to protect his family. As he descends further into inescapable and nightmarish corruption and violence, it threatens to tear his life apart.
“Heli a stunning piece of filmmaking.” – Los Angeles Times
Director Amat Escalante and his gifted cinematographer Lorenzo Hagerman have crafted a powerful film that feels and looks a lot like Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning Traffic.
– David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
A dead-eyed, lyrical art film that kicks you in the throat.
– Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
Joost de Vries
Juan Carlos Romero Siekman
Country of Origin: Mexico
Sound Format: Dolby SRD
Running Time: 105 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
In Spanish with English Subtitles