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PROGRAMMERS NOTES

La Fortaleza follows a middle aged alcoholic man forced to find a new way of life after being cast from his home in the wake of the Venezuelan economic collapse. Beautifully shot, and evocative, this film is a slow burn that is incredibly meditative, but packs a punch at moments when you’d least expect it.

While drawing upon past experiences of his family, Director Jorge Thielen-Armand, utilizes the picturesque and sometimes brutal, unforgiving backdrop of the Amazon, to masterfully craft visceral images of High drama that are painfully relevant and painfully human.

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In Person Screening at Paradise Cinemas, 1006 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M2. Sunday, October 24 at 1:30PM + 30 Minute Q&A

La Fortaleza

Jorge Thielen Armand

Director:

Jorge Thielen Armand was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow. His work has been presented at the Venice International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Busan, the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Istanbul Biennial, Filmfest München, BAFICI, Gijón, Cairo, Guadalajara, the New York Museum of the Moving Image, among other venues.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Jorge Thielen Armand

Producer

Manon Ardisson, Rodrigo Michelangeli, Rodolfo Cova, Jorge Thielen Armand, Kim Jackson, Zach LeBeau

Cinematographer

Rodrigo Michelangeli

Editor

Felipe Guerrero

Principal Cast

Jorge Thielen Hedderich, Carlos Medina, Leudys Naranjo, Yoni Naranjo

Jorge Thielen Armand

DRAMA | 108 MINS | SPANISH | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE

La Fortaleza