Synopsis


This film tells the story of classically trained Venezuelan painter Armando Reverón (1889-1954) who lived on the Caribbean coast with his partner and muse Juanita, from 1924 onwards. There, he erected a primitive, magical realm he called home: El Castillete (little castle), where he alternately engaged in games, ceremonies, and delusions in the ludic, sensitive and painful universe he inhabited. His painting became impressionistic as he tried to capture the blinding white tropical light. Reverón won Venezuela’s National Painting Prize the year before his depression and eccentricities resulted in confinement in a mental hospital, where he died. The film is a love story set within the artist’s creative struggle.

​Screening Info

Saturday July 26 | 6:00 PM

Vancity Theatre, Vancouver.

Reverón

Directed by Diego Rísquez

Venezuela | 2011 | 120 min

Spanish with English subtitles