World Premiere

Armugan

Local title
Armugan
Title in Russian
Армуган
Original title
Armugan
Director
Jo Sol
Country
Spain
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

Jo Sol is a director who represents the side of cinematography which finds that film does not have to be like reading a smoothly running storybook. To watch a film means to think along. Thus, the author’s creation is characterised by a so-called arthouse approach, a certain experimentality. Jo Sol is a thinker who expresses himself through cinematography. Film journalists and viewers oriented at entertainment cinema may not necessarily always understand the author, but festival audiences and somewhat more demanding critics can appreciate his films.

Armugan is a man in the mountains, accompanied by the vast sky, the sheep and a personal aide. Armugan has a movement disability. His aide Anchel has worked in the palliative care unit at a hospital. When Armugan is called, Anchel helps him down from the mountains to the one who needs his assistance. Armugan is a Finisher. People are afraid of him, as they sense that he knowns something they do not. A Finisher has the skills and knowledge to help the ones who are dying. Anchel wants to learn that ancient and forgotten art.

A powerful film experience, poetic and deeply philosophical. It’s as if the author takes you by the hand and leads you along the mental paths of life and death, to those ethical questions that arise when we see a fatally ill close one suffering or generally talk about euthanasia, as well as those taboo thoughts we never let come close – thoughts about our own death which will inevitably come one day.

Mihkel Möölman

Jury Prize for The Best Music

Ecumenical Jury Prize

Director
Jo Sol
Screenwriter
Jo Sol
Cast
Gonzalo Cunill, Iñigo Martínez, Núria Lloansi, Núria Prims
Producer
Daniel Vergara, Jo Sol, Leo Dolgan
DoP
Daniel Vergara
Editor
Afra Rigamonti
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Director
Jo Sol

Jo Sol (snd 1968) on stsenarist ja režissöör, kes sai tuntuks filmidega „El taxista ful“ (2005), „Vivir y otras ficciones“ (2016) ja „Fake Orgasm“ (2010). Tema filmograafia kombineerib eksperimentaalsema visuaalkunsti täispika dokumentaalfilmi žanriga, kus on alati sees tugev sotsiaalpoliitiline agenda. Lavastaja filme on näidatud kogu maailmas, sh San Sebastiani, Locarno, Göteborgi, Müncheni, Istanbuli, Sao Paolo, Buenos Airese jpt festivalidel.

Filmograafia/Filmography: Tatawo (Tattoo Bar, 2000), El taxista ful (The Taxi Thief, 2005), Fake Orgasm (doc, 2010), Vivir y otras ficciones (2016), Armugan (2020)

Screenings

iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening110102 / Armugan
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsJo Sol, Daniel Vergara
Q&A duration
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Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening115002 / Armugan
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall Electric Cinema Tartu
Screening152203 / Armugan
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening160302 / Armugan
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker