Jorge Thielen Armand • 2016 • Venezuela-Canada-Italy
Jorge Thielen Armand's immersive and oneiric debut examines the possibility a family's hope amidst the Venezuelan crisis.
José lives with his grandmother and young family in La Soledad, a dilapidated Caracas mansion. His quotidian life consists of construction work, promising his daughter a trip to the beach and standing in long lines to buy food and basic medicine. José then discovers that La Soledad's owners intend to demolish the crumbling structure, putting his and his family's existence suddenly at risk. Desperate to save his loved ones from homelessness, José becomes singularly fixated on finding a cursed treasure rumored to be buried in the house since colonial times.
La Soledad premiered at Venice and Miami where it won the Audience Award. La Soledad also won Best First Feature at the Museum of the Moving Image - Cinema Tropical Awards.