Cinéfest Sudbury Virtual 2021

El Father Plays Himself

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A young film director returns to Venezuela, inspired to make a film based on his father’s life in the Amazon jungle. 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.


Tandis que Jorge a quitté le Venezuela à l’enfance, son père y est demeuré. Dans un pays qu’il peine à reconnaître, le fils réalise maintenant un film de fiction sur le passé trouble de ce géniteur dans les mines d’or illégales de la jungle amazonienne. Avec détermination, El Father Plays Himself brosse le portrait d’une relation familiale complexe et de rapports de force mouvants.


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    105 minutes
  • Language
    In Spanish with English subtitles
  • Country
    Venezuela/UK/Italy/USA
  • Note
    Distributed by: Ardimages
  • Director
    Mo Scarpelli