In one of the least populated regions of the world, few men lead lives in total solitude, spending months and months alone. This documentary tells the story of three of these men. Isolated from the world for different reasons. They survive in a suspended time of their own. In one of the most difficult environments of the world. Solitude at the End of the World belongs to a trilogy of films dedicated to the most extreme environments in the world. –Fabrica
Carlos Casas studied Fine Arts, Cinema and Design between Barcelona and Vienna. In 1998 he was awarded a scholarship in Fabrica, Benetton’s media and communication research center. In 2000 his short Film Afterwords, produced by Marco Müller and Fabrica Cinema was selected by The Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and Reencontres du Cinema in Paris 2001. In 2001 he started a series of documentaries for Colors Magazine, he travelled to Patagonia to do a fieldwork that later 2002 became a 24min Patagonia, in 2003 he developed a 52min documentary Rocinha. Daylight of a favela shot on location in one of the biggest favelas in Rio de Janeiro. In 2004 he finished Aral. Fishing in an invisible sea about the life of the
three remaining generation of fishermen in the Aral sea, which won the Best Documentary award at Torino Film Festival 2004 and was
selected by the Rotterdam Film Festival 2005, Visions du reel Nyon 2005, One World Prague… read more
With a background in visual arts, Fernando Zuber directs advertising spots, documentary films, tv shows, multimedia performances and
graphic works. In 2000 he is granted a scholarship by Fabrica, the research and communication center located in Italy. He develops a series of documentary films for Colors magazine. He has taken courses
witht: Abbas Kiarostami, Quay Brothers, Michael Nyman, Martin Parr, Kronos Quartet, Andres Serrano amongst others. His first documentary film, Solitude at the end of the World (Soledad al Fin del Mundo) has been shown in several festivals worldwide including Rotterdam, Torino, Mexico City, Gijon, Barcelona and Korea, receiving awards such as the Special Award from the jury at BAFICI 2006. Right now he is working on Blind is his first fiction film. –Fabrica
A wonderfully poetic and slow journey. The theme strongly reminded me on Ben Rivers' Two Years at Sea, which depicts the solitude (and happiness) of a Scottish man in much the same way. Fabulous piece of work!