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Un film de Jorge Thielen Armand
Venezuela, Colombia, Francia, Países Bajos. 2020.
108′ min.

Director
Jorge Thielen Armand

Guión
Jorge Thielen Armand
Rodrigo Michelangeli

Producción
La Faena Films

Co producción
mutokino
In Vivo Films
Viking Film

Productores
Rodrigo Michelangeli
Manon Ardisson
Rodolfo Cova
Jorge Thielen Armand
Zach Lebeau
Kim Jackson

Co-productores
Felipe Guerrero
Louise Bellicaud
Claire Charles- Gervais
Marleen Slot

Reparto
Jorge Roque Thielen
Yoni Naranjo
Carlos “Fagua” Medina
Juan Luis Escriban Lott

Fotografía
Rodrigo Michelangeli

Montaje
Felipe Guerrero

Sonido directo
Marco Salaverría

Mezcla
Eli Cohn

Música
Leila Bordreuil

Con el apoyo de
Breaker
Berlinale World Cinema Fund Europe
Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, en partenariat avec le CNC
Proimágenes Colombia
Tribeca Film Institute Latin America Fund
BAFICI – Buenos Aires Lab, ARTE Cinéma International Prize
TIFF Writer’s Studio
Cine Qua Non Lab
Guadalajara IFF – Co-Production Meeting

 

 

 
   

Roque, who is old enough for a midlife crisis, has just wrecked his mother’s car. He blames the chaos in Venezuela, but his parents don’t share this view, and throw him out of their house. To battle his demons, and the drink, he travels into the southern jungle to renovate a cabin he built there in happier times. He meets old friends, now captivated by the gold rush. His desire for redemption conflates with an increasingly violent environment. By turns lyrical and raw, realistic and intimate, feverish visions also reflect the inner state of the protagonist – who not by chance is played by the filmmaker’s father (who also had a minor role in his debut, La soledad). The film briefly references the crisis in Venezuela, but Roque’s quest is inspired mainly by the stories Thielen Armand heard from his father about his own battle to give up alcohol. Further mirroring reality, Roque also has a filmmaker son who has emigrated to Canada. On his personal connection to his films, Thielen Armand says: “As an exiled Venezuelan I am invaded by a feeling of loss, a longing for something that is no longer there.”

IFFR Rotterdam Tiger Competition
Países Bajos
Enero 2020

FICCI
Colombia
Febrero 2020

FICG
México
Marzo 2020