Jo Sol began his work as a writer and filmmaker at the end of the eighties. Initially focused upon visual anthropology, he developed diverse productions in the free format of video essay practiced in India, Cuba, and Mexico. During this period he came into contact with professors of experimental cinema such as George Kuchar, writers like Eliseo Altunaga, and figures of the literary world such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
After the post-Olympic hangover, he returned to Barcelona to film a series of cinema shorts, of which stands out ‘0.7, Ya!’ and TV film ‘Renda Antiga’.
After another large trek across Asia, producing new video pieces, he directed his first fictional feature-length film ‘Tatawo’, which premiered in commercial cinemas across Spain, Korea, and the USA under the title ‘Tattoo Bar’.
From then on he’s been alternating between life in Spain and life as a nomad, which is reflected in works that combine experimental practices with feature-length documentaries with a strong sociopolitical agenda.
These works and the creative process towards them are made in collaboration with Afra Rigamonti, editor and accomplice, necessary to the development of his filmography.
Living and Other Fictions, 2016 Director and Screenplay
El Somni, 2013 Documentary, Co-writer and Co-editor
Fake Orgasm, 2010 Documentary, Director and Screenplay.
Winner of Best Film in Malaga Film Festival, Best Film and People’s Choice Award at the Bangalore Festival.
El Taxista Ful, 2005. Director and Screenplay
Winner of Special Jury Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and Best Film at Nantes Film Festival.
Tatawo, 2000, Feature-length Film, Director and Screenplay.
Creator of diverse short films and video productions across alternative genres.
Originally a Stage Director, she worked with different companies of experimental theatre, progressing to work in operas in Milan’s famous Theatre alla Scala, working under prestigious names such as Werner Herzog.
Subsequently, she has gone on to direct a diverse range of short films and photographic reports, beginning her collaboration with the director Jo Sol, taking on the role of editor for his last films.
Vivir y otras ficciones, 2016 Editor and Photographer
La cara oculta de la Libertad, 2014. Editor and Director.Jury Award Best short Film Festival Radical Democracy de Instambul.
Fake orgasm, 2010 Documentary , Edition and Art Direction. Winner of Best Film in Malaga Film Festival, Best Film and People’s Choice Award at the Bangalore Festival.
El Taxista ful, 2005. Photography. Winner of Special Jury Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and Best Film at Nantes Film Festival.
Screenplay and Direction Jo Sol Associate Producer Lluis Minarro Executive Production Jaume Tomas/Jo Sol/Afra Rigamonti Camera Jordi Sole/Afra Rigamonti Editor Afra Rigamonti Sound Pol Marques Sound Editor Crisitan Marin Perez Music Niño de Elche Post-production Martina Ampere Post-production Coordinator Jose Vaalina Post-production Studio Eyesberg Sound StudioEl Camaleón Estudio Color correction Martina Ampuero, Ignasi González Insa Color Studio Moonlight Consultor Freeyourpost Graphic Daniel Marzo Poster Designer Dani Sanchis English Translation Tess Renaudo France Translation Sarah Daumerie