Children of the revolution

Laura and Tomás were born in Venezuela on February 4, 1992, during a coup. They grew up with social and economic differences that reached a peak during the Bolivarian revolution. Still, the working relationship between their parents brings them together by chance, initiating a long love story threatened by their personal goals and family pressures, but even more, by the Venezuelan political context from 1998 to 2017, where staying together is as complex as predicting the future.

  • Carlos Caridad Montero
  • Amaury Mogollón
  • Ricardo García
    Production Manager
  • Camilo Paparoni
    Direction of Phopography
  • Carlos Caridad Montero
    Edition and Animation
  • Angélica Burgos
    Art Direction
  • Miguelángel González
    Direct sound
  • Fernando Aréchiga
  • Mauricio Celimen
    Key Cast
  • Naomi De Oliveira
    Key Cast
  • Augusto Nitti
    Key Cast
  • Edmary Fuentes
    Key Cast
  • Daifra Blanco
    Key Cast
  • Jeska Lee Ruiz
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Hijos de la Revolución
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Political, Social
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 49 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4K- Sony A7III
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Director Biography

Carlos Caridad Montero is an award-winning multidisciplinary filmmaker who lives and works in Venezuela. He is a producer, director, and writer of 3 Bellezas (Three Beauties), recognized with a dozen awards and screened at some twenty international festivals. This black comedy was commercially distributed worldwide and reached more than 100,000 viewers in Venezuelan movie theaters. Carlos Caridad Montero has also created documentaries and short films screened in the most important international festivals, from Clermont-Ferrand to the Cannes Film Festival. Sons of the Revolution is his most recent direction.

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Director Statement

For more than a decade, an underground war has been corroding the foundations of the world's democracies. It is an unconventional, hybrid, non-linear, almost invisible war waged by authoritarian and totalitarian regimes around the planet. The main weapon of this war is disinformation. And, as in all wars, its first casualty has been the truth. It is a war against reality, which aims to erase the boundary that separates the real from the false.
In recent years, and particularly in recent months, this war against truth has reached one of its highest peaks with the now real and conventional war in Ukraine. Before that, we have experienced other milestones, no less terrifying: the cyber and disinformative attack on Estonia, the invasion of Crimea by "little green men", the Brexit, the interference in the 2016 US elections, the assault on the US Congress.
History, too, is a casualty of this war. As in 1984, Orwell's novel, he who controls the past, controls the present. And the future. In this war, the control of the past, the historical narrative, is also at stake. And Venezuela, for more than a quarter of a century, is not immune to this battle.
That's why, when the producers presented me with the idea of Hijos de la Revolución, I didn't hesitate for a moment and insisted on mixing documentary archives with fiction. Because as incredible as it may seem, many of the historical milestones of the recent Venezuelan past are completely unknown. Or only their exalted version of patriotism and revolutionary fervor is known.
And that was another of the things that interested me in this idea. To show history in capital letters from the perspective of ordinary Venezuelans, a version far removed from the heroic narratives of the conflicting sides in the Venezuelan crisis. History as seen by those who suffer from it, be they red or blue.
My ultimate goal was to make a film that would serve as a contribution to keep alive that history that, as the seconds go by, blurs and fades more and more each day. In short, a film that will remain as a testimony of the small and big struggles that Venezuelans fight.