"LA FORTALEZA" (2019)

Directed by Jorge Thielen Armand

La Faena Films (Venezuela) / In Vivo Films (France) / Viking Films (Netherlands) / Mutokino (Colombia)

90 minutes / Drama

Casting: Jorge Roque Thielen, Yoni Naranjo, Leudys Naranjo, Calors "Fagua" Medina, Juan Luis Escriban Lott...

With the support of:

Breaker

Fonds FILM - Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine

World Cinema Fund

FDC Minority Coproduction

  • Logline: 

 

Following the economic collapse of Venezuela, Roque sets out to the Amazon in hopes of finding a sanctuary for a new attempt to get sober, and an opportunity for work by rebuilding the tourist lodge he was forced to abandon 12 years earlier.

 

  • About Jorge Thielen Armand: 

 

Jorge Thielen Armand is a director and producer. His debut feature film, LA SOLEDAD (2016), premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and garnered over a dozen awards across a 50+ festival run, notably Miami Film Festival's Audience Award and the French Critics' Union Prize at the Festival of Latin American Cinema in Biarritz. The Institute of Contemporary Arts and MUBI released the film theatrically in the UK.


 

  • Festival prizes:
     

Jury prize - Biarritz Festival Latin America 2020​

 

  • Festival selections:

International Film Festival Rotterdam - Tiger Competition 2020

Cartagena International Film Festival 2020

Visions du Réel 2020

Guadalajara International Film Festival 2020

Biarritz Festival Latin America - Competition 2020
Busan International Film Festival 2020

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