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Uruguay/Argentina/Netherlands, 2013

Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Guillermo Rocamora Producers: Javier Palleiro, Guillermo Rocamora Screenplay: Guillermo Rocamora, Javier Palleiro Cinematographer: Bárbara Álvarez Editors: Juan Ignacio Fernández, Guillermo Rocamora Art Direction: Mariana Urriza Music: Alejandro Franov Principal Cast: Enrique Bastos, Fabián Silva, Captain Bartolo Aguilar, Rita Terranova

Sergeant Nelson Almada plays lead trumpet in Uruguay’s Air Force band, but lately he has been feeling out of step with his life. At 45 years old, he realizes that the musical aspirations of his youth are in danger of never being fulfilled. A national songwriting contest presents Nelson with the opportunity he has been longing for - to showcase his abilities and achieve his dream of recording his own album. But the highly regimented Air Force allows little flexibility for personal artistic pursuits, and they have other plans for him.

Solo is a toe-tapping cinematic adventure, layered with subtle humour, about an ordinary man whose love for music makes him much more than the uniform he dons for work each day. (AM)

El sargento Nelson Almada es un trompetista de la banda de la Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya. A sus 45 años, se ha dado cuenta de que sus aspiraciones que tenía de niño no se han realizado. El día en que un concurso nacional de cantautores es anunciado, se le presenta la oportunidad que ha estado esperando, pero el estricto régimen de la Fuerza Aérea tiene otros planes para él. Solo es un cinta con un tono humorístico, acerca de la vida de un hombre ordinario a quien su pasión por la música hace más por él que su uniforme de a diario. 

1:30 pm|SFU Harbour Centre (HARB) - Free Admission
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Guillermo Rocamora was born in Uruguay in 1981. He worked as a production assistant on Whisky (2004), and co-directed with Javier Palleiro, Good Trip (2008), which was nominated for the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at Cannes. Solo won the Best Iberoamerican First Time Director award at the 2013 Miami Film Festival.