Previously at the ICA - Films
18 Aug 2017
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jorge Thielen Armand hosted by Kieron Corless, Deputy Editor of Sight & Sound
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.
La Soledad is an ICA/MUBI project
La Soledad, dir. Jorge Thielen, Armand Venezuela/Canada/Italy 2016, 89 mins, Spanish with English subtitles