SOL NEGRO

by Laura Huertas Millán
BLACK SUN

Informations

Nation: France, Colombia

Year: 2016

Length: 43'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Antonia is an opera singer of uncommon beauty, both lush and somber. When she ends up in a rehabilitation center after attempting suicide, all her family ties are irreparably broken. But unlike everyone else, her sister remains deeply affected by what happened... Conflicted family relationships and sorrows emerge little at a time, becoming music, elegy, autoethnography, or fiction. [rm]

Director

Laura Huertas Millán

Laura Huertas Millán

Laura Huertas Millán graduated from the Beaux-Arts of Paris and Le Fresnoy. She has been a fellow at the Film Study Center and the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University since 2014. Her films have screened internationally in a number of art venues, as the Guggenheim Museum (NY), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), and the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires. Her work has been part of the official selections of film festivals such as FIDMarseille, Curtas Vila do Conde, Doclisboa, Tampere Film Festival, L’Alternativa Indipendent Film Festival of Barcelona, among others. She participated in the biennials Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento in Buenos Aires (Special Jury Mention for the Norberto Griffa Prize), and Videobrasil 2013 (Resartis Prize).

Filmography:
Journey to a Land Otherwise Known (cm, 2011), Aequador (cm, 2012), Sol negro (mm, doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Laura Huertas Millán
fotografia/cinematography
Jordane Chouzenoux, Laura Huertas Millán
montaggio/film editing
Isabelle Manquillet, Laura Huertas Millán, Herman Barón Camacho
suono/sound
Juan Felipe Rayo, Jocelyn Robert
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Nohemi Millán (Antonia), Martha Millán (la sorella/sister), Laura Huertas Millán (la nipote/niece), Juan Pablo Barragán (Felipe), Nicolas Corrales Posada (il bambino/child),
Jose Ignacio Uribe Castellanos (lo studente/student)
produttori/producers
Franco Lolli, Capucine Mahé
produzione/production
Evidencia Films
coproduttori/coproducers
Christophe Barral, Toufik Ayadi
coproduzione/coproduction
Les films du Worso


contatti/contacts
Les films du Worso
Christophe Barral
cbarral@worso.com
www.lesfilmsduworso.com

Director 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, my grandmother, and eventually me.”

Synopsis Learn more

Antonia is an opera singer of uncommon beauty, both lush and somber. When she ends up in a rehabilitation center after attempting suicide, all her family ties are irreparably broken. But unlike everyone else, her sister remains deeply affected by what happened... Conflicted family relationships and sorrows emerge little at a time, becoming music, elegy, autoethnography, or fiction. [rm]

Director All about direction

Laura Huertas Millán

Laura Huertas Millán

Laura Huertas Millán graduated from the Beaux-Arts of Paris and Le Fresnoy. She has been a fellow at the Film Study Center and the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University since 2014. Her films have screened internationally in a number of art venues, as the Guggenheim Museum (NY), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), and the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires. Her work has been part of the official selections of film festivals such as FIDMarseille, Curtas Vila do Conde, Doclisboa, Tampere Film Festival, L’Alternativa Indipendent Film Festival of Barcelona, among others. She participated in the biennials Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento in Buenos Aires (Special Jury Mention for the Norberto Griffa Prize), and Videobrasil 2013 (Resartis Prize).

Filmography:
Journey to a Land Otherwise Known (cm, 2011), Aequador (cm, 2012), Sol negro (mm, doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Laura Huertas Millán
fotografia/cinematography
Jordane Chouzenoux, Laura Huertas Millán
montaggio/film editing
Isabelle Manquillet, Laura Huertas Millán, Herman Barón Camacho
suono/sound
Juan Felipe Rayo, Jocelyn Robert
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Nohemi Millán (Antonia), Martha Millán (la sorella/sister), Laura Huertas Millán (la nipote/niece), Juan Pablo Barragán (Felipe), Nicolas Corrales Posada (il bambino/child),
Jose Ignacio Uribe Castellanos (lo studente/student)
produttori/producers
Franco Lolli, Capucine Mahé
produzione/production
Evidencia Films
coproduttori/coproducers
Christophe Barral, Toufik Ayadi
coproduzione/coproduction
Les films du Worso


contatti/contacts
Les films du Worso
Christophe Barral
cbarral@worso.com
www.lesfilmsduworso.com

Director statement Read more

“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, my grandmother, and eventually me.”