ROAD TO LA PAZ

CAMINO A LA PAZ

By Francisco VARONE

GEMA FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

A road movie starring Rodrigo de la Serna (Motorcycle Diaries) and Ernesto Suárez, taking us on a trip of over 1,800 miles, from Buenos Aires, Argentina to La Paz, Bolivia.

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki IFF 2015
Bronze Alexander
MOSTRA SAO PAULO 2015
Busan - BIFF/APM 2015
Chicago IFF 2015
Mar Del Plata FF 2015
Best Supporting Actor
Palm Springs 2015
BFI London FF 2015
Guadalajara FICG 2016
Ficcion Iberoamericana
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Road movie
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, QATAR
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Francisco VARONE
    • Writer(s)
    • Francisco VARONE
    • Producer(s)
    • Gema JUAREZ ALLEN (Gema Films), Juan TARATUTO (Concreto Films), Julius PONTEN (Habbekrats ), Omar JADUR (No Problem ), Dolores LLOSAS (Concreto Films), Gunter HANFGARN (Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion)
    • Synopsis
    • Sebastian biggest passions are the rock band Vox Dei and his old Peugeot 505. Married with Jazmin and short of cash, Sebas decides to start working as a limo driver with his Peugeot. Among his frequent passengers is Jahlil, an old unkind Sufi who one day offers Sebas a large amount of money to drive him to La Paz. Sebas, reluctantly, accepts.
      Jahlil and Sebas don't agree on anything, not even on what music to play, Sebas likes Vox Dei, a progressive rock band from the 1970s, and Jahlil brings along his traditional Arabic music tapes. The road and Jahlil's deteriorated health, make them surmount obstacles and become good fellow travelers. Jahlil confesses that in La Paz he'll meet his brother Nazim and peregrinate along to Mecca.
      Jahlil's health worsens and Sebastian knows he has little time left. After a long and winding road, Jahlil arrives very weak to La Paz. There, after forty years, he meets his brother again. Sebas heads back home. His mission accomplished, his life changed.
    • Partners & financing
    • INCAA
      Visions Sud Est
      Netherlands Film Fonds
      EZEF
      Doha Film Institute
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