La Fortaleza

Directed By : Jorge Thielen Armand

Venezuela / 2020 / 108 min

Technical Details :

Cast :

Jorge Thielen Hedderich, Carlos “Fagua” Medina, Yoni Naranjo, Leudys Naranjo

Produced By :

La Faena Films

Music By :

Leila Bordreuil

Language :

Spanish

Festivals & Awards :

Festivals :

Rotterdam IFF – in Competition

Watch the Trailer :

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 guerillas. Faced with the darkness of the merciless land, he reaches deep inside himself to find a way out.

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