North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Jorge Thielen Armand

Country: Canada, Italy, Venezuela
Language: Spanish

Running Time: 89min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition

Handyman José lives with his family in La Soledad, a ramshackle villa located in what was once among Caracas’ most affluent neighborhoods. After learning that the villa’s owners are planning to sell the estate, José seeks any solution that might keep his six-year-old daughter from growing up in Caracas’ crime-sodden slums. Might that fabled treasure supposedly hidden in La Soledad’s walls offer José’s family a chance at a better life?

Jorge Thielen Armand’s feature debut carves fiction from reality: La Soledad was once his family’s home; this story is true, acted out by the people who lived it. La Soledad is a magnificent feat of real-life storytelling—and a profound fusion of creativity and compassion.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s HBO Ibero American Competition Film Category.


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Director: Jorge Thielen Armand
Producer: Adriana Herrera, Rodrigo Michelangeli, Jorge Thielen Armand
Screenwriter: Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodrigo Michelangeli
Executive Producer: Rodrigo Michelangeli, Adriana Herrera, Jorge Thielen Armand, Fermín Branger

Cinematographer: Rodrigo Michelangeli
Editor: Felipe Guerrero

Cast: José Dolores López, Adrializ López, Marley Alvillares, María Agamez, Jorge Thielen Hedderich

Jorge Thielen Armand

Jorge Thielen Armand is a Venezuelan director based in Toronto and Caracas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Montréal’s Concordia University. He directed the short documentary “Flor de la mar”. La Soledad (16) marks his feature debut as a director, and with Rodrigo Michelangeli (also making his feature screenwriting debut), as a screenwriter.