Arami Ullón • 2014 • Paraguay
A delicate and powerful meditation on the bond between a mother and a daughter, and the power of catharsis in art.
Arami is a Paraguayan filmmaker living in Switzerland with her partner Patrick. For as long as she can remember, her mother has been afflicted with Parkinson's. Recently, however, her situation has deteriorated and her nurse Julia can no longer care for her. Arami thus returns home to confront a situation most everyone will experience: what to do with our parents when they are sick and old.
El Tiempo Nublado (Cloudy Times) premiered at Locarno, Karlovy Vary and Visions du Réel, where it won Best First Film. Arami Ullón's debut feature was the first Paraguayan film ever to be submitted for the Foreign Language Academy Award.