Previously at the ICA - Films
29 Apr 2017
The screening will be followed by Frames of Representation 2017 closing night drinks in the bar, with a free drink for all ticket holders kindly sponsored by MUBI.
This screening is the UK premiere of The Solitude and will be followed by a Q&A with director Jorge Thielen Armand, hosted by festival curator and ICA Film Programmer Nico Marzano.
Combining sharp social critique with the offbeat poetry of magical realism, The Solitude 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 Soldedad, 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.
The Solitude not only offers a lyrical evocation of a decaying world but also opens up new possibilities for documentary cinema.
The Solitude (La Soledad), dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, Venezuela/Canada/Italy 2016, 89 mins, Spanish with English subtitles
Please note that the above multi-buy deals and festival passes are only valid for film screenings, not talks or special events.
Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Documentary Cinema 2017 is presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)