The engaging road-movie Solos came about from a need to make a film with a free form following Joanna Lombardi's award-winning debut Casadentro, and also to talk about filmmaking; about what it’s like to see a film disappear from cinemas within seven days after working on it for years.
Solos is about four thirty-somethings who travel through the Peruvian jungle from village to village to show a film in the open air, without cinemas and untouched by Hollywood. We don’t get to find out what film it is, nor is it clear why hardly anybody comes up to watch the free shows. Instead, Solos shows the journey the four make, filmed by cameraman Inti Briones with great feeling for detail.
The interaction between the three men in the woman is very powerful and their (improvised) dialogues are impressive. In their conversations in the car on the road or in the evening beside their tent as they camp, refined nonsense shifts seamlessly into the major questions of life. Nature functions all the time as an benevolent backdrop and also provides the restful soundtrack.

Director
Joanna Lombardi
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Peru
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
92'
Medium
DCP
International title
Alone
Language
Spanish
Producer
Miguel Valladares
Production Company
Tondero Films
Sales
Tondero Films
Screenplay
Joanna Lombardi
Cinematography
Inti Briones
Editor
Eric Williams
Production Design
Jorge Constantino
Sound Design
Rosa Maria Palacios
Cast
Alberto Rojas Apel, Diego Lombardi
Website
http://tondero.com.pe/film/solos