Competition - Creative documentary

Once Upon A Time In Venezuela

By Anabel Rodríguez Ríos

Once upon a time in Venezuela, Congo Mirador - a village on Lake Maracaibo - was decomposing as oil rose from the depths of the water. Two women refuse to give in to idleness: Tamara, who worships Chavez, and her opponent Natalie, who denounces the country’s endemic corruption. This film, selected in the most important festivals, announces an incredible talent. Anabel Rodríguez Ríos paints a village and a country tinged with magical realism, utopias, poetry and collapsing hopes.

Co-presented with the Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (MEG) and L’Abri

  • Section Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language(s) Spanish
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

Latin AmericaEnvironment


Director(s)
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos

Producers

  • Sepp R. Brudermann

World sales

  • Rise And Shine World Sales

Distributor

  • Diana Karklin

Production

  • Sancocho Público A.C.
  • Spiraleye Productions Ltd.

Rights holder

  • Anja Dziersk

Cinematographer

  • John Marquez

Music

  • Nascuy Linares

Sound

  • Marco Salaverria, Gherman Gil
Duration
99'
Year
2020
Production country
Venezuela, United Kingdom, Austria & Brazil
Status
Swiss Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

Followed by a video encounter conversation with the filmmaker