24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The filmmaker’s family falls into crisis when her father is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease – a condition in which the brain stops producing dopamine, the hormone responsible for muscle movement and happiness. At the same time, Natalia is coming out to her parents, former left-wing social activists, something for which they have no understanding. In her intimate and contemplative film, the director interviews her relatives about their life stories and, through an intergenerational dialogue, tries to reach a mutual respect and family harmony that could help her sick father.
“Making films is my way of experiencing the world, the most organic form of inhabiting it that I have ever felt. Dopamine, my first feature film, was a necessity and a beautiful exorcism.” N. Imery Almario
biographyColombian director and artist Natalia Imery Almario (1990) studied social communication and documentary filmmaking. She makes short films and video art for art galleries. For her short film Alén (2014), which mixes reality and fiction and maps the independent music scene in the Colombian city of Cali, she received an award at the festival in Cartagena.
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|director:||Natalia Imery Almario|
|cast:||Ricardo Imery, Gloria Almario, Natalia Imery, Enrica Colazzo, Angela Romero|
|producer:||Oscar Ruiz Navia|
|script:||Natalia Imery Almario|
|editing:||María Alejandra Briganti|
|music:||Irene Rodriguez Gomez|