El Father Plays Himself

Mo Scarpelli
Venezuela / United Kingdom / Italy / United States, 2020, 105 min

Visions du Réel

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)