In a hypnotic blend of fiction and a documentary-like style, La Soledad follows José, a young father who discovers that the dilapidated mansion in which he squats will soon be demolished. Desperate to save his family from homelessness, José embarks on a mystical search for a cursed treasure that is rumored to be buried in the house. Based on the filmmaker's family and childhood home, most of the characters are played by his real friends and family members. Jorge Thielen Armand's lyrical debut feature offers a poignant allegory of the desperate reality of contemporary Venezuela.
La Soledad will screen on Friday, February 2nd at the Museum of the Moving Image, as part of the 2018 edition of the Cinema Tropical Festival celebrating the year's best Latin American films. The festival will feature the winners of the 8th annual Cinema Tropical Awards, offering a platform for local audiences to discover the artistic excellence of contemporary Latin American cinema.
Co-presented with the Venezuelan Film Festival of New York (VEFFNY).