"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
Audience Award for Best Feature Film, 34 Miami International Film Festival
Prix du Syndicat français de la critique de cinéma, 26 Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine
Best Screenplay & Best Editing, 38 Durban International Film Festival
Best Film, 12 Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de La Plata
Special Jury Prize, 41 Atlanta International Film Festival
Honorable Mention, 48 Nashville International Film Festival
First Prize, 35 Rhode Island International Film Festival
Best Director, 1 Festival Internacional de Cine de America de Hidalgo, Mexico
Honorable Mention, 4 La Casa Cine Fest - Cinemateca Nacional del Ecuador
Best Debut Film & Best Sound, 13 Festival del Cine Venezolano