This debut feature is delightful odd-couple road movie about two very different men driving more than 1800 miles from Buenos Aires to the Bolivian city of La Paz, which literally translates as ‘peace’. To a great bluesy soundtrack from Argentina’s seminal 60s rock band Vox Dei, a fractious but enlightening relationship develops between thirty-something slacker Sebastian and elderly Sufi Muslim Jalil – perfectly played by acclaimed theatre actor Suarez in his screen debut at the age of 75. Both laugh-out-loud and moving, this is a tale of two dreamers looking for fulfilment and a fascinating glimpse of an Argentinian Muslim community.
Camino a La Paz
Directed by Francisco Varone