SOL NEGRO ( BLACK SUN ) | 43 mins | 2016
A film written and directed by Laura Huertas Millán
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Antonia is a lyrical singer whose beauty is uncommon, lush and somber. Recovering from a suicide attempt in a rehabilitation institution, all her family ties are irreparably broken. But her sister remains deeply affected by what happened.
Director's Statement :
"How can you film what is supposed to be the most intimate, the closest to you, when it is precisely the thing that you want to escape the most ? Antonia is a fictional character inspired by the real life of my aunt, a former lyrical singer who was diagnosed with bipolarity a few years ago after a suicide attempt. I proposed to my aunt to replay episodes of her life, from the present and past, under the mask of Antonia’s persona. I was seeking for a way to relate to her again, and to confront a familial and genetic legacy of mental illness affecting her, my mother and eventually me."
Fronteira Film Festival 2016 - Best short film
Doclisboa 2016 - Grand Prix Honourable mention, International competition.
FIDMarseille 2016 - Special jury mention Grand Prix of the French competition.
EDOC 2017, Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Fronteira Film Festival — Short films competition, Goiânia, Brazil.
Ficunam 2017 — El Porvenir section, Mexico D.F
Neighboring scenes 2017 : New Latin American cinema, Lincoln Center, New York.
Cartagena Film Festival 2017 — Opening film, shorts competition, Colombia.
Gijón Film Festival 2016 — FICXLAB, experimental section, Spain.
Torino Film Festival 2016 — Documentary competition, Italy.
Doclisboa 2016 — International competition, Lisbon, Portugal.
FIDMarseille 2016 — French competition, Marseille, France.
Produced by Evidencia Films and Les Films du Worso
With the support of : Proimágenes Colombia FDC, Aide au Film Court - CNC Cinéma 93, PSL University, Sensory ethnography lab and Film Study Center (Harvard University).