LA SOLEDAD 


"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.

+ 73 Venice International Film Festival (World Premiere)
+ 57 Cartagena International Film Festival
+ 36 Istanbul International Film Festival
+ 15 Istanbul Biennial, Pera Museum
+ 35 Film Fest München
+ 19 BAFICI - Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
+ 39 Havana International Film Festival
+ Institute of Contemporary Arts London, UK - Frames of Representation (Closing Film)
+ Museum of the Moving Image, New York City

AWARDS
+ Audience Award for Best Feature Film, 34 Miami International Film Festival
+ Prix du Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma, 26 Biarritz Festival of Latin American Cinema
+ Best Screenplay, 38 Durban International Film Festival
+ Best Editing, 38 Durban International Film Festival
+ Best First Film, 8 Cinema Tropical Awards
+ Best Film, 12 Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de La Plata, Argentina
+ Special Jury Prize, 41 Atlanta Film Festival
+ Honorable Mention, 48 Nashville Film Festival
+ First Prize, 35 Rhode Island International Film Festival
+ Best First Film, 13 Festival of Venezuelan Cinema
+ Best Sound, 13 Festival of Venezuelan Cinema
+ Honorable Mention, 4 La Casa Cine Fest, National Cinematheque of Ecuador
+ Best Director, 1 Festival de Cine de América de Hidalgo, México