Cloudy Times

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Cloudy Times (El Tiempo Nublado )

Directed by Arami Ullón

  • Paraguay, Switzerland 2014; 89 min
  • Original version: Spanish, German
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Best First Feature (Regard Neuf Section), Special Mention (Cinéma Suisse Section) - Visions du Réel IFF

  • Paraguayan submission for the Academy Awards


Arami Ullón must return to Paraguay to make an important decision: what will happen to her sick mother, Mirna? The heartfelt gaze of the camera reveals a relationship filled with love, but also unspoken and unresolved issues. A sensitive film which examines the inner turmoil of the daughter during the final stages of her mother’s degenerative illness.

Director's Statement

This documentary will expose to society and through my character (me in real life) I will attempt to challenge the viewer to question or even rethink the relationship between adult children and elderly parents. The time coincides between the need to place my mother in a nursing home and the historical and social time Paraguay is currently living. This setting makes the ideal time for this documentary to be done, the reality of hundreds of Paraguayans told through a personal story.



    Pascal Traechslin 

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