LAHT reports on Venezuelan filmmaker Jorge Thielen Armand’s “La Soledad,” a Film That Symbolizes Venezuela’s Decline (VIDEO)
Thielen Armand, who moved to Toronto as a teen in 2006, ran into a cousin of his on the beach while shooting his last short, “Flower of the Sea” (2015).
They talked about how they would spend the summer together in that old mansion in Venezuela called La Soledad, and recalled how they used to play with Jose, grandson of the family’s housekeeper.
The family stopped going to La Soledad when his great-grandmother died, but now Thielen Armand felt an urge to go back and film the house “before it’s no longer possible.”
Unlike the Thielen family, the housekeeper’s son Jose still lives there with his grandmother.
Thielen Armand’s production team worked full speed ahead with just eight months from the time the Venice Biennial provided the funds for filming until he had to deliver the finished movie.
It will also be shown at the Miami Film Festival.
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