LÁZARO

YEAR:

2019

COUNTRIES:

Colombia

DIRECTOR:

Jose Alejandro González Vargas

LENGTH:

70 Min

LANGUAGE:

OmeU (Spanish with English Subtitles)

SYNOPSIS

Lázaro is a film that portrays the journey of a father to the depths of his mind and the places where he built his life. Upon learning of his illness, he decides to bring his family together: a wife that he was separated from for twenty years and who returns to care for him, and a son who returns from a long journey to be by his side. An attempt is made to mend a broken bond, to unite a family in the moment of parting.

TRAILER

SCREENING

Sunday 22.03.2020         Babylon 2       16:30 h

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

José Alejandro González Vargas

José Alejandro González born in Bogotá, Colombia. He is a documentary director and producer. Also, he has been director of content at RTVC, Canal Capital and DIORAMA POST. His Project "The insider Project" (2011) received the Invi Award in the Non-Fiction category. Gonzalez has directed the documentaries "Septimazo, Fernando Vallejo" (2010) and "Sergio" (2013) about the writer Sergio Álvarez. The documentary series "Todos somos buenos" has been developed in the last years, it recounts using profiles a trip from New York to Bogotá, portraying the daily lives of the characters found in the way. In 2011 he began filming his documentary film "Lázaro," the story of a father who suffered from dementia and is portrayed for nine years until the day of his death. In parallel, from 2013, González has been filming a documentary about "Álvaro Duque", a Colombian based in the United States who walked away from his family seeking the American dream, his life was turned into a history of partying and drugs and today he begins to reach its old age. This documentary, “Álvaro”, is in postproduction stage.