RECUERDOS + ARMUGÁN
LUNES 14 JUNIO · 22H · TEATRO OLIMPIA
Short film “RECUERDOS” by Jesús Bosque, 12´
Aragonese premiere of the feature film “ARMUGÁN” by Jo Sol, 90 ‘
In collaboration with Aragón TV.
Spain. 2020. 10’. Documentary
Direction: Jesús Bosque. Director’s assistant: Irene Segovia. Photo: Daniel Vergara. Sound: Leo Dolgán.
A team shoots a feature film in the Pyrenees when they are invited to leave a memory of their life. A though-provoking meta-movie on memory and its loss.
Graduated in Audiovisual Communication and Social Work, he has always had a special interest in reflecting the social part of reality in his work.
With thirty-five years of experience in the audiovisual sector, he has virtually touched all fields: production, script, camera, filmmaking, being the documentary genre the field in which he has worked the most, especially on indigenous cultures and mountain and adventure cinema, touring many countries and working with indigenous organizations and groups in Latin America. He currently focuses on social documentary and collaborates with various associations in Huesca.
With around fifty productions, he has received over twenty awards in International film festivals and numerous awards in Spanish festivals.
He has been director of the Huesca Film Festival and he is president of the Huesca Filmmakers Association and programming director for the Spain Banff World Tour.
Spain. 2020. 90’. Fiction
Script and direction: Jo Sol. Executive production: Leo Dolgan, Daniel Vergara, Jo Sol. Music: Juanjo Javierre. Photo: Daniel Vergara. Edition: Afra Rigamonti. Art: Cristian Diamante ‘Deru’. Sound: Leo Dolgan. Production: María Jiménez.
In a remote valley of the Aragonese Pyrenees, people sing the legend of Armugán. It is said that he is dedicated to a mysterious and terrible profession, the likes of such that no one dares to speak. They say that Armugan moves through the valleys clinging to the body of Anchel, his faithful servant and together they share the secret of a work as old as life, as terrible as death itself.
He began his career in the early 90s, producing audiovisual creations for prestigious artists and companies in the visual and performing arts such as La Fura dels Baus and Sol Picó, among others. During the same decade, he settled in Mexico and traveled frequently to Cuba and India to produce various essays on visual anthropology. In 1998, he returned to Catalonia to direct the telefilm Renda antiga, and that same year he premiered the short film 0’7 YA! In 2000 he presented his first feature film, Tatawo, with international distribution under the name Tatoo bar. In 2005 he directed El Taxista Ful, which obtained a special mention from the jury at the San Sebastián Film Festival and the Jules Verne award for best film at the Nantes Spanish Film Festival. It was screened at festivals such as Locarno, Bafici, Istanbul and Rome. In 2010, he premiered the documentary Fake orgasm, which won the Silver Viznaga Award for Best Film at the Malaga Film Festival and for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the Queer Festival in Bangalore, among others. In 2012, he wrote El somni dels germans Roca, directed by Franc Aleu. In 2016, he premiered his new movie Vivir y otros ficciones. The film won the Antigone d’Or Award for Best Film, the Best Soundtrack award and the Radio Nova Award at the CINEMED Festival in Montpellier, the Violette d’Or at the Cinespaña Festival and the Audience Award at the Festival Abycine, in addition to several jury awards at the Nantes Festival, the Buenos Aires Human Rights Festival and the Gibara Festival in Cuba, and the audience award at Oliviere Père ´s ARTE ArteKino festival. In 2018 he wrote, produced and directed the series Trèvols de 4 fulles, awarded with the Zapping for the best local TV series. Armugán, made in 2020, has won the Ecumenical Jury Award for best film and the award for its soundtrack at the Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival. In 2021 he premiered the documentary essay Nos Queda la Noche, as well as a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Palau de la Virreina in Barcelona: Jo Sol, La noche incandescente, curated by Valentín Roma.