El Tiempo Nublado

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Additional Film Info

Paraguay/Switzerland, 2014, 92mins
English, German, Spanish
Documentary
Original Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP
Screen Ratio, DCP: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby 5.1

Synopsis & Trailer

For as long as Arami can remember, her mother suffers from epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. As the only child of an absent father, Arami had to be responsible for herself and her mother at a very young age, what proved to be a very demanding situation.

Then, several years ago, she could somehow cut the cord, as she found her own happiness in Switzerland, where she is living with her partner Patrick. Her mother is still living in Paraguay and Julia, an untrained help, cares for her around the clock for a modest salary.
However, her mother’s health is increasingly deteriorating. Julia can no longer cope with the situation and wants to quit her job. Since no one except Arami can look after her mother, she has to return to Paraguay. Will she be able to find a solution for her mother in a country, where the caretaking of the elderly is mainly up to their relatives? And if so, should she give up her happiness in Europe and go back to her mother?

El tiempo nublado is a supremely personal film about a universal issue, we all have to face: What are we going to do with our parents, once they are old and ill?


Arami Ullón « El Tiempo Nublado »Arami Ullón was born in Asunción, Paraguay, in 1978, during the long and harsh dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner.

As a director she has done two independent short films: Ausencia de un nombre propio (Paraguay, 1998), and Beckon (Paraguay, 2000). She also directed theatre A bizarre matter of love (Paraguay, 2000). As an author, Arami published About abuse and other relatives, a book containing short stories which main theme is gender abuse.

She was awarded a scholarship to the Boston Film and Video Foundation, where she studied

hands-on filmmaking (US, 2000/2001) Her experience in production includes: music videos, TV programs and commercials for Latin American and European production companies. She was part of the production team for international feature films such as El toque del Oboe (Paraguay – Brazil, 1997), Miami Vice (US, 2006). Ullón is the producer of 18 cigarrillos y medio (Paraguay – Mexico – Spain, 2011).

After producing for Palma Pictures (Spain) she just finished her first cinema documentary, El Tiempo Nublado (Switzerland – Paraguay).

Directors, Producers and Crew

Director: ARAMI ULLÓN
Producer: PASCAL TRÄCHSLIN, ARAMI ULLÓN
Cinematographer: RAMÒN GIGER
Editor: MIRJAM KRAKENBERGER
Sound Designer: OSWALD SCHWANDER
Music: MARCEL VAID
Sound Editor: OSWALD SCHWANDER

Festivals

Visions du Reel, Switzerland - Regard Neuf (Winner), Cinéma Suisse (Special Mention)
Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic
Locarno, Switzerland
Muestra Documental International, Bogota
DocBuenosAires, Argentina
Cine Tres Fronteras, Argentina
Festival Filmar en América Latina, Switzerland
Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia
Festival Latinoamericano y del Caribe, Switzerland
Pro Schöftland Film Festival, Switzerland
RIDM, Canada
Havana International Film Festival
Solothurn Film Festival
Guardando Insieme
One World Film Festival
DocuDays Film Festival
Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse - Le Prix SIGNIS, Le Prix lycéen du documentaire
Riviera Maya Film Festival
IberoDocs Film Festival
Curitiba Film Festival
Buenos Aires Human Rights Film Festival
Zoom Basler Filme in Fokus - Best Feature Film
Latin American Film Festival in Australia
Panoramica Film Festival,
Ibero Film Festival, Estonia
Festival Internacional de Cine de Lima – Perú
Punto de Vista FOCO – Navarra España
Aruba International Film Festival
Kasseler Dokfest
ZINEBI - Histeria Kolektiboa – Bilbao
Festival de Cine la Orquidea – Cuenca Ecuador
Festival de Cine de Guácaras - Argentina
Muestra de Cine Social y Derechos Humanos de Asturies
ImageSanté Film Festival