LA FORTALEZA

By Jorge THIELEN ARMAND

BREAKER (NEW YORK) - as PROD / FIN

Second film - Completed 2020

When riots break out in Venezuela’s capital, Roque heads for the Amazon jungle to restore the abandoned lodge he built during happier, healthier days. As the jungle closes in on him, good friends encourage bad habits and whisper promises of finding gold.

Festivals
& Awards

Rotterdam IFFR 2020
In Competition
Busan - BIFF/APM 2020
World Cinema
Guadalajara FICG 2020
In Competition
FICCI Cartagena 2020
Biarritz Festival Amérique-Latine 2020
In Competition
Panama International Film Festival 2020
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Second film, Drama
    • Countries
    • VENEZUELA, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH-VENEZUELAN
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jorge THIELEN ARMAND
    • Producer(s)
    • Rodrigo MICHELANGELI (La Faena Films), Kim JACKSON (BREAKER (NEW YORK)), Louise BELLICAUD (IN VIVO FILMS), Claire CHARLES-GERVAIS (IN VIVO FILMS), Felipe GUERRERO (MUTOKINO)
    • Synopsis
    • Middle-aged Roque gets kicked out of his parents’ house into the burning streets of Caracas, where Venezuela’s economic crisis has flared up. Desperate to sober up, he returns to the abandoned lodge he built during happier, healthier days in the Amazon jungle. Dense vines, fever dreams and poisoned water close in on him, while good friends with bad habits whisper promises of gold. In his fragile state, Roque joins the indigenous locals in illegal goldmining, controlled by Colombian guerrillas. Faced with the darkness of the merciless land, he reaches deep inside himself to find a way out.