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SFFILM Festival

Valley of Souls

Directed by Nicolás Rincón Gille

Colombia | Fiction | 136

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Film Available to Stream

Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


Actor Arley de Jesús Carvallido Lobo is onscreen for almost all of this powerful drama, and he is unforgettable. He plays José, a fisherman whose two sons are abducted by paramilitaries. With little fuss or ceremony and almost certain knowledge that they aren’t alive, he travels downriver in search of their bodies. His journey – an odyssey in every sense of the word – puts him in contact with a range of humanity from the helpful to the barbaric. Very little in Gille’s absorbing film is rendered with words, but the weight of Colombia’s civil conflict is captured by the visual poetry of the camera’s eye.
*Part of the 2020 Flashback Spotlight

Director Nicolás Rincón Gille

Nicolás Rincón Gille began his career as a documentary filmmaker. His films include Those Waiting in the Dark (2007), winner of the Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du Réel, and Noche herida(2015). Valley of Souls is his first narrative feature.

Film Details

Language Spanish

Original Language Title Tantas Almas

Year 2019

Premiere California

Runtime 136

Country Colombia/Belgium/Brazil/France

Director Nicolás Rincón Gille

Producer Hector Ulloque Franco, Manuel Ruiz Montealegre

Executive Producer Aurélien Bodinaux, Oualid Baha, Larissa Figueiredo, Rafael Urban

Writer Nicolás Rincón Gille

Editor Cedric Zoene

Cinematographer Juan Sarmiento G.

Cast Arley De Jesús Carvallido Lobo, Carlos Enrique Avila Argota, Maria Amanda Vargas Barbosa