So Foul a Sky

  • Documentary
  • 1h 24m

Mørk og sensorisk road-movie gennem Venezuela, baseret på Joseph Conrad. En visionær stemningsrapport fra et land på randen af kollaps.

Mørk og sensorisk road-movie gennem Venezuela, baseret på Joseph Conrad. En visionær stemningsrapport fra et land på randen af kollaps.

Hvis der var en pris for den bedste åbningsscene ville den gå til Álvaro Pulpeiro for ‘So Foul a Sky’. En road-movie og cinematisk stemningsrapport fra et Venezuela, der er ved at kollapse. Inspireret af Joseph Conrads romanklassiker ‘Nostromo’ føres vi ind i en tusmørk verden, hvor skiftende alliancer opstår mellem de rejsende under himmelens enorme kuppel. Pirater og pilgrimme krydser spor, der handles olie på et sort marked midt ude i ingenting. Over skrattende bilradioer udkæmpes en ideologisk strid på ord. Har olien kastet en forbandelse over Venezuela? Landet står midt i den værste politiske og humanitære krise, Sydamerika har oplevet i det 21. århundrede. I stedet for at prøve at forklare den kaotiske situation, placerer Pulpeiro os midt i den. En sensorisk og cinematisk film, hvor den ulyksalige olie løber som sort blod gennem vejnettets årer og forbinder os med nogle af de skæbner, der forsøger at få tilværelsen til at hænge sammen uden for lands lov og ret.

A dark and sensory road movie through Venezuela, based on a novel by Joseph Conrad. A visionary report from a country on the brink of collapse.

If there was an award for the most stylish opening scene, it would go to Álvaro Pulpeiro for ‘So Foul a Sky’. A road movie and a immersive report from a Venezuela on the verge of collapse. Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s classic novel ‘Nostromo’, we are led into a twilight world where allegiances change among the travellers under the enormous dome of the sky. Pirates and pilgrims cross tracks, and oil is traded on the black market in the middle of nowhere. Crackling car radios relay an ideological battle of words. Has the oil cast a curse on Venezuela? The country is in the midst of the worst political and humanitarian crisis that South America has experienced in the 21st century. Instead of trying to explain the chaotic situation, Pulpeiro places us in the middle of it. A sensory and cinematic film, where the oil runs like thick, black blood through the arteries of the road network and connects us with some of the people who are trying to make life work beyond law and order.

Language

Spanish

Subtitles

English

Countries

Colombia, Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Studios

Sembremos Tempestades, Insight TWI Ltd.

Bonus Content

Q&A
25m

Q&A med Álvaro F. Pulpeiro (instruktør)

Q&A with Álvaro F. Pulpeiro (director)