Synopsis

A young film director returns to Venezuela, inspired to make a film based on his father's life in the Amazon jungle (La Fortaleza, Jorge Thielen Armand). He casts Father to play himself. What starts as an act of love and ambition — filmmaking to more deeply understand the self, and the other — spirals into a process which confronts Father’s struggles with addiction and his life devoid of his son. EL FATHER PLAYS HIMSELF holds a steady lens to the way the act of cinema unearths, binds, heals and destroys.

Film Credits

Director:
Mo Scarpelli
Starring:
Jorge Thielen Hedderich
Jorge Thielen Armand

More Information

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Country: United Kingdom, United States, Italy, Venezuela
Language: English, Spanish
Released:25 April 2020
Duration: 105 min
Genres: Documentary

El Father Plays Himself

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