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by Jorge Thielen Armand


Roque, who is old enough for a midlife crisis, has just wrecked his mother's car. He blames the chaos in Venezuela, but his parents don't share this view, and throw him out of their house. To battle his demons, and the drink, he travels into the southern jungle to renovate a cabin he built there in happier times. He meets old friends, now captivated by the gold rush. His desire for redemption conflates with an increasingly violent environment.

original title: La fortaleza
country: Venezuela, Colombia, France, Netherlands
sales agent: Reel Suspects
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Jorge Thielen Armand
film run: 108'
screenplay: Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodrigo Michelangeli
cast: Jorge Thielen Hedderich, Carlos "Fagua" Medina, Yoni Naranjo, Leudys Naranjo
cinematography by: Rodrigo Michelangeli
film editing: Felipe Guerrero
art director: Matías Tikas
music: Leila Bordreuil
producer: Rodrigo Michelangeli, Manon Ardisson, Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodolfo Cova, Zach LeBeau, Kim Jackson, Felipe Guerrero, Louise Bellicaud, Claire Charles-Gervais, Marleen Slot
production: In Vivo Films, Viking Film, Ardimages UK, La Faena Films (VE), Mutokino (CO), Genuino Films (VE)
backing: Breaker, World Cinema Fund, Film Fond - Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR), Proimágenes Colombia (CO), Tribeca Film Institute Latin America Fund (US), BAFICI - Buenos Aires Lab (AR), ARTE Cinéma International Prize (FR), Cine Qua Non Lab, TIFF Writer's Studio (CA), Guadalajara IFF - Co-Production Meeting (MX)
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