Scene from the film The Supreme Uneasiness: Incessant Portrait of Fernando Vallejo
Scene from the film The Supreme Uneasiness: Incessant Portrait of Fernando Vallejo

The Supreme Uneasiness: Incessant Portrait of Fernando Vallejo

  • Colombia
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Freely expressing his loves and hates, controversial Colombian writer Fernando Vallejo (living in Mexico) breaks with an ingrained literary tradition: that of the omniscient writer who sees and knows everything. The film not only covers his literary output but also his many interests: film, music, science and politics. Made with the full support and participation of the author, it provides a portrait of one of the best Spanish-language writers.


  • Original Title
    La desazón suprema: retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Luis Ospina
  • Cast
    Fernando Vallejo, Barbet Schroeder, Carlos Monsiváis, Elena Poniatowska, Antonio Caballero, William Ospina, Enrique Ortiga
  • Cinematography
    Luis Ospina
  • Editing
    Rubén Mendoza, Luis Ospina
  • Music
    Germán Arrieta
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Colombia
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Awards
    • Winner of the National Cinematographic Contest (2001)
    • Scholarship for the Artistic Residences Program in Mexico (2002)
    • Radio France International Award, Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse (2004)
    • National Award for Audiovisuals, Ministry of Culture (2004)
    • Award to the Freedom of Expression en CadizDoc (2005) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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