El Father Plays Himself

  • Venezuela
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • United States
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While Jorge left Venezuela as a child, his father remained there. In a country that he struggles to recognise, the son is now directing a fictional film (La Fortaleza, Jorge Thielen Armand) about the troubled past of this genitor in the illegal goldmines of the Amazonian jungle. With determination, El Father Plays Himself draws a portrait of a complex filial relationship and shifting power balance. (Visions du Réel)

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  • Original Title
    El father como sí mismo
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Mo Scarpelli
  • Editing
    Juan Soto
  • Sound
    Roberta Ainstein
  • Runtime
    105 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Venezuela
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • United States
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel 2020
    • Krakow IFF 2020
    • DokuFest Kosovo
    • Festival de la ville de Quebec

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