LA SOLEDAD - EN

LA SOLEDAD (2016)
A film by Jorge Thielen Armand
89 min.
Venezuela, Canada, Italy
Spanish


73. Venice International Film Festival
+ FICCI - Cartagena IFF
+ Audience Award, Miami IFF
+ Prix du Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma, Biarritz Festival of Latin American Cinema
+ Best Screenplay & Best Editing, Durban IFF
+ Istanbul IFF
+ 15 Istanbul Biennial, Pera Museum
+ Best First Feature, Cinema Tropical Awards - Museum of the Moving Image, New York City
+ London Institute of Contemporary Arts, Frames of Representation (Closing Film)
+ BAFICI - Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Cinema
+ Special Jury Prize, Atlanta IFF
+ Honorable Mention, Nashville IFF
+ First Prize, Rhode Island IFF
+ Best Director, Festival Int. de Cine de América Mexico
+ Best First Film & Best Sound, Festival of Venezuelan Cinema
+ Honorable Mention, La Casa Cine Fest, National Cinemateque of Ecuador


JOSÉ “EL NEGRO" José Dolores López
MARLEY Marley Alvillares
ADRIALIZ Adrializ López
JORGE Jorge Roque Thielen
ROSINA María del Carmen Agámez


DIRECTOR Jorge Thielen Armand
PRODUCERS Adriana Herrera, Rodrigo Michelangeli, Jorge Thielen Armand
CO-PRODUCER Manon Ardisson
SCREENPLAY Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodrigo Michelangeli
PRODUCTION DESIGN Gabriela Vilchez
WARDROBE Marisela Marin
CINEMATOGRAPHY Rodrigo Michelangeli
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Adriana Gonzáles
EDITOR Felipe Guerrero
SOUND DESIGNER Eli Cohn
SOUND RECORDIST Mario Nazoa
PRODUCTION MANAGER Carlos Luis Betancourt
POST SUPERVISOR Fermín Branger

PRODUCTION COMPANIES
La Faena
Alfarería Cinematográfica
Ardimages UK
 

WITH THE SUPPORT OF La Biennale di Venezia

LA SOLEDAD

Capturing the life of real people amidst the Venezuelan crisis, La Soledad is the story of José, a young father who discovers that the dilapidated mansion he occupies will soon be demolished. Desperate to save his family from homelessness, José begins a search for a cursed treasure that has long said to be buried in the house.

"Combining sharp social critique with the offbeat poetry of magical realism, La Soledad offers an engaging portrait of the effects of economic catastrophe on individuals’ lives. Director Jorge Thielen Armand’s debut feature, this film sees him return to La Soledad, a house in Venezuela once inhabited by his great-grandparents and now threatened with demolition.

The house is dilapidated—antique portraits hang from crumbling walls and garden weeds force their way through the cracks—yet in the midst of Venezuela’s economic and political crisis it has become a sanctuary for those who live there. La Soledad not only offers a lyrical evocation of a decaying world but also opens up new possibilities for documentary cinema." - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London UK.