Arami Ullón

Arami Ullón

Paraguay, Switzerland

My work doesn’t attempt to be spectacular. Instead, it explores depths in the protagonists and their circumstances: through fine details I look for honesty in emotions, allowing social and political aspects to emerge in the background.

Arami Ullón was born in 1978 in Asunción, Paraguay. She produced 18 AND A HALF CIGARETTES (2011), and directed the short film ABSENCE OF AN OWN NAME (1999), which was censored in her country. Her feature documentary debut CLOUDY TIMES (2014) was awarded the Regard Neuf for Best First Film at Visions du Réel (2014) and was the first Paraguayan entry to the Oscars (2016). Her second feature documentary NOTHING BUT THE SUN ( 2020), was the opening film of IDFA 2020. Ullón directs, writes, and produces, working between Switzerland and Paraguay.