Four young people travel with a mobile cinema and flopped art-house film to remote villages in the jungles of Peru. Charming reflection on cinema, life, friendship and loneliness; beautifully shot by the brilliant Chilean Inti Briones. The world premiere of the second film by the maker of the successful Casadentro (2012).
The engaging road-movie Solos came about from a need to make a film with a free form following Joanna Lombardi’s award-winning debut Casadentro, and also to talk about filmmaking; about what it’s like to see a film disappear from cinemas within seven days after working on it for years.
Solos is about four thirty-somethings who travel through the Peruvian jungle from village to village to show a film in the open air, without cinemas and untouched by Hollywood. We don’t get to find out what film it is, nor is it clear why hardly anybody comes up to watch the free shows. Instead, Solos shows the journey the four make, filmed by cameraman Inti Briones with great feeling for detail.
The interaction between the three men in the woman is very powerful and their (improvised) dialogues are impressive. In their conversations in the car on the road or in the evening beside their tent as they camp, refined nonsense shifts seamlessly into the major questions of life. Nature functions all the time as an benevolent backdrop and also provides the restful soundtrack.
El Arbol Azul, Tondero Films & EZ Films present:
Solos – Materials
Solos - Press Kit (77.6 MiB)
Solos - Poster (48.6 MiB)
Solos - Photos (208.8 MiB)
Solos – Festivals List
• Rotterdam International Film Festival – The Netherlands ( January 2015 )
• Moscow International Film Festival – Russia ( June 2015 )
• Isola Cinema International Film Festival – Slovenia ( June 2015 )
• Cines Del Sur Film Festival – Spain ( June 2015 )
• Sao Paulo Latino Film Festival – Brasil ( July 2015 )
• Lima Film Festival – Peru ( August 2015 ) [ Special Mention: Cast ]
• Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar – Chile ( September 2015 ) [ Honorable Mention ]
• Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival – Brasil ( October 2015 )
• SAGA Film Festival – Sweden ( October 2015 )
• BAFICI Film Festival – Argentina ( April 2016 )
• Australia Latin Film Festival – Australia ( July 2016 )
• BAFICI Itinerant – Pinamar – Argentina ( July 2016 )
• BAFICI Itinerant – Montevideo – Uruguay ( September 2016 )
• BAFICI Itinerant – La Plata – Argentina ( September 2016 )