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dir. Guillermo Rocamora
Uruguay, 2013, 87 minutes
Spanish with English sub-titles

18th Latin American Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Sergeant Nelson Almada (Enrique Bastos), principal trumpet of Uruguay’s Air Force band, is beginning to feel out of step with his life. At 45, he starts to notice that the musical aspirations of his youth have not come to pass. Seeing an opportunity with a national song-writing competition, Nelson wishes to showcase his abilities and achieve his dream of recording his own album. However, the highly regimented Air Force allows little flexibility for personal artistic pursuits, having their own plans for Nelson. Winner of the Lexus Ibero-American Opera Prima competition at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival, Solo is a toe-tapping cinematic adventure, layered with subtle humour, about a man whose love for music makes him much larger than the uniform he wears to work everyday.