festival program / Documentary Achievement Award



In this personal, haunting, and atmospheric documentary, first-time documentary feature director Adrián Geyer mixes a mystical search with intimate family history to powerful effect.

Juan was a hermit artist who lived in one of the most remote valleys on earth, where he'd make art, completely removed from the world. He nevertheless had a profound impact on Geyer's parents, and thus on his own life. Searching for answers about his family's legacy, Geyer starts a journey far away from the city to enter a world full of magic and nature, and recover his memories about Juan.

In this unforgettable documentary, Geyer creates atmosphere and draws audiences in like an established master, evoking the probing wonder of a Werner Herzog and the introspection of an Agnes Varda.

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Coral Gables Art Cinema

Director Bio

Adrian Geyer is a young Latin American producer based in Miami. He has worked in the production, camera, or editorial department on films such as My Straight Son (Goya Award 2014), From Afar (Venice Golden Lion 2015) and El Amparo (16), the last two official selections at Miami Film Festival. Juan is his feature documentary debut.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Adrian Geyer
  • Producer(s)
    Adrian Geyer, Leandro Arvelo
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Adrian Geyer, Leandro Arvelo
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Jesus Ayala, Adrián Geyer
  • Composer
    Nascuy Linares
  • Cast
    Juan Felix Sanchez, Adrian Geyer

Film Info